The Effects Of Green And Sustainability On The Environment

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Last decade, no one knows or cares about the word “sustainability”; however, the world we know today is very different. Today, we encounter the term “sustainability” or “green”, “environmentally friendly”, and “organic”” everywhere. It is easy to find those terms in products or services claiming to be green in retail stores, or TV or online advertisement. As more people are becoming environmentally conscious, businesses and organizations are looking for ways to drive more profits while reducing the ecological footprints and minimizing their negative impacts on the environment. Furthermore, today, more products are claiming to be green more than ever; however, the definition of green is still unclear. For this paper, I will introduce a term, “greenwash”, how it relates to green and sustainability, and how it relates to all of us. In addition, I will focus on Vitacost Extra Virgin Certified Organic Coconut Oil, a product that claims to be green and sustainable and determines if it is really green.
Vitacost Extra Virgin Certified Organic Coconut Oil is produced by Vitacost, an American e-commerce company that sells vitamins, supplements, sports nutrition, and organic health products. The product is claimed to be green and sustainable by being made from certified organic coconuts. In addition, the product is described as GMO-free and it is compressed without the use of heat or chemicals and packed in BPA-free jars. The product is also a USDA organic certified. I came across
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