Guide for Journalists: Reporting on Greenwashing and False Solutions to Plastic Pollution

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The media plays a crucial role in society, especially in battling the spread of misinformation and false claims. This guide shows how you can identify misinformation about plastic pollution, and shares solutions-oriented tips to make your reporting and storytelling on plastic pollution both truthful and impactful. Created by Plastic Pollution Coalition and #BreakFreeFromPlastic.

What’s inside: 

  • What is greenwashing? 
  • How to tell if it’s greenwashing? 
  • Greenwashing: Case studies and examples
  • When working on a story 
  • More solutions-oriented plastic pollution journalism tips 
  • Examples of solutions-oriented plastic pollution journalism 
  • Resources 

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