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Tea Leaves

The great 'greenwash'

Companies too often don't practice what they preach

The bag is the message at this organic produce store in central Bangkok. (Photo by Gwen Robinson)

OK, I'll admit it. I'm increasingly judgmental at the supermarket checkout. It's not the other customers' food choices displayed on the conveyor belt that I am interested in. Even their use of plastic bags isn't my main focus. My attention is drawn to the questionable "green" marketing initiatives and practices of retailers and other businesses.

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