Greenwashing doesn’t make anyone happy save for the people doing the greenwashing. Most times, notorious greenwashers are the companies who want to ride the green wave and hopefully drive up profits by painting themselves as saviors of the environment. But what if the government itself if accused of painting a whole country green?
The Environment Ministry is being accused of covering up information that blows the lid on New Zealand’s clean and green image.
The Green Party claims there is a key missing chapter in the government’s State of Environment report that blames farming practices for pollution and the contamination of water.
The government hotly denies the accusations though, and for their sake, I hope they’re telling the truth, or even more doubt will be cast on New Zealand’s reputation in the environmental arena.