Friday, January 25, 2019

Iceland's Greenwash

Iceland, in a bid to meet a pledge to remove palm oil from all its own-brand products - it removed its Iceland brand from some items, rather than the ingredient. 
The retailer vowed to remove palm oil from "100%" of its own products by the end of 2018, saying demand for the oil was devastating rainforests in Asia. Unable to meet the deadline, it then dropped its name from 17 palm products.
Consumer group Ethical Consumer said: "In the cases where they have failed to reformulate products, simply re-labelling them is counter-productive." It added it was important for companies "to be transparent about the ethical problems they are facing".

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