Environmental group calls Origin Green a ‘sham’

Irish Wildlife Trust says official certificate a marketing tactic and example of ‘greenwash’

Saoirse Ronan featured in a Bord Bia advertising campaign for Origin Green

Saoirse Ronan featured in a Bord Bia advertising campaign for Origin Green

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has called on the Government to scrap its “Origin Green” certification scheme on the basis that “some of the country’s worst polluters are among those certified” under the project.

In its quarterly “name and shame” list of worst performers for compliance in environmental regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency last week listed three companies from the dairy sector.

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