Blog: Leonie BarrieA green whitewash?

Leonie Barrie | 23 January 2007

Much as I would like to believe in the altruistic motives of UK retailers, the recent spate of companies who have suddenly decided to ‘go green’ just fails to inspire me. In the last week or so we’ve seen Tesco and Marks & Spencer jumping onto the eco bandwagon, but have these companies really seen the light? The same companies whose lorries clog our roads, who insist on packaging fruit and vegetables in plastic trays and cellophane wrappers which shoppers don’t want and then have to dispose of, who open more and more stores that can only be accessed by car, and who fly in green beans from Kenya.  

Or has it all got something to do with the Competition Commission enquiry which today published an update on its ongoing enquiry into the actions and impact of the UK’s four major supermarkets? The cynic in me thinks it knows the answer.


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