Greenwash concerns

ECNZ raises issue on national radio

Published On: 31-Jul-2017

Environmental Choice New Zealand general manager Francesca Lipscombe (pictured) says too many companies are trying to promote their products as environmentally friendly, when they simply aren't.

She told the host of a high-rating news and talk radio network, Mike Hosking of Newstalk ZB,  that the problem appears to be getting worse.

"A really common one that we're seeing at the moment is the claim of all natural ingredients and of course arsenic and formaldehyde are natural ingredients so it's not necessarily something to boast about."

She said consumers need to be wary of bogus claims and misleading packaging. Listen to the interview here.