Image shows two adverts for Luton airport. One in a London tube station and another seen in a magazine.

Luton Airport’s ads want you to think it can “grow green” – join a mass greenwash complaint

“Green” isn’t what you might associate with an airport wanting to grow its operations from 18 million passengers to a massive 32 million passengers per year. But Luton Airport, which goes by the trading name Luton Rising, is spending big-time on adverts on facebook, billboard and print adverts to promote its “unique” “green” growth plans,…Continue reading Luton Airport’s ads want you to think it can “grow green” – join a mass greenwash complaint

Big Oil Greenwash

Licence to pollute We are all by now aware of the role fossil fuel companies play in driving the climate crisis. However, what is sometimes overlooked is the ability oil and gas companies have to continue operating despite massive public opposition to what they do. This is what’s known as social licence, and it comes…Continue reading Big Oil Greenwash

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More Shell greenwash escapes regulation

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has refused to investigate two greenwashing Shell adverts, despite assurances that a ruling against Shell in June 2023 would act as a precedent to prevent fossil fuel companies from misrepresenting their environmental credentials in future ads. Meanwhile, the regulator has banned an advert designed to build public support for London’s…Continue reading More Shell greenwash escapes regulation

🚫 (Another) Repsol advert banned for greenwashing 🚫

The UK advertising watchdog has banned another Big Oil advert for greenwashing, following Adfree Cities’ complaint. Spanish oil company Repsol’s advert was banned for misleadingly focusing on renewable hydrogen, when the firm’s production of this fuel type is not yet in operation and the vast proportion of Repsol’s business remains in fossil fuels.  The litmus…Continue reading 🚫 (Another) Repsol advert banned for greenwashing 🚫