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Fidesz MEP welcomes EP committee stance against greenwashing

The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) on Monday adopted a proposal on greenwashing, proposed by Fidesz MEP Edina Toth.

The resolution bans greenwashing and takes a stance against misleading consumers. “The decision to adopt the opinion is a major success as it protects European consumers from unfair practices, which is in Hungary’s interest,” Toth said.

In order for consumers to become “real participants” in the green transition, they need to receive adequate information, Toth said. “According to EU surveys, nearly 40 percent of environment-related statements on products are false. The new regulations are expected to lead to a tightening of legislation,” she said.

“By adopting the proposal, we are ensuring new tools for consumers to make well-founded decisions and to increase the sustainability of our economies and products,” she said.

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