Do you believe any company's "green" claims?

If so, why?


SOME plastics are recycled. Trex will swear to that since it’s a big chunk of their “plastic wood” feedstock that ends up in decks, etc.

Do I have first hand knowledge this is true?.. Uhhhh… no…

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

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You should always be skeptical when companies, cities, or any other entity claims it is now “net zero” in greenhouse gas emissions. Those claims are often merely an accounting sleight-of-hand involving renewable energy credits or something similar.

From the link above…
Even though more companies than ever are proclaiming that they’re powered by renewable energy, those claims are usually exaggerated, new research shows. That disconnect between a company’s claims and reality could jeopardize global efforts to stop climate change.

The problem stems from companies’ reliance on Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to back up their green claims. A company receives a REC by paying to support renewable energy projects around the world. When brands say that they’re powering their business with 100 percent renewable energy, they’re typically still using electricity generated by fossil fuels; they’re just buying up renewable energy certificates to try to cancel out the environmental impact of their energy use.

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