greenwash Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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greenwashverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈɡriːn.wɒʃ/  us   /-wɑːʃ/
to make ​peoplebelieve that ​yourcompany is doing more to ​protect the ​environment than it really is
(Definition of greenwash from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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greenwashnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈɡriːnwɒʃ/ ENVIRONMENT
an attempt to make your ​business seem interested in ​protecting the ​naturalenvironment, when it is not: The ​ads are nothing but greenwash, a ​thin attempt to make the ​company seem eco-conscious.

greenwashverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈɡriːnwɒʃ/
to ​try to make your ​business seem interested in ​protecting the ​naturalenvironment, when it is not: Ecologists ​complain about ​majorcorporations "greenwashing" their ​activities with ​smallpayouts to ​supportenvironmentalinitiatives.
(Definition of greenwash from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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