The examples prove that the green in many cases is nothing more than a façade. The examples also reveal how this leads to a frustrating contradiction. The green actors often are the first victims of the consumption instigated by their courteous cooperation.
Super-tankers may exceptionally spill a few drops. They may in some rare case of force majeure rinse their tanks whilst at sea. But in general: the more I burn, the more they bring, the cleaner the sea.
The few blue whales remaining alive in the world are no match for the predator who has carelessly eliminated eight hunderd species of life from the face of the earth in this century alone: Man. Like every other creature in the sea, the blue whale requires clean water to live. …
The advert — trying to be witty — says (translated from Dutch):
Some things you don't buy with
a Visa WWF card. … For each transaction of more than 2000 BEF,
10 BEF will be donated to WWF.
Conclusion : an effort of 70350 BEF to donate a meagre 350 BEF !
It is much better for the environment (WWF should know that) when people donate 350 BEF directly short-circuiting the card construction. It would cost less and it wouldn't cause nasty side effects.
The advert says (translated from German) :
On principle our construction material is Green
The text then explains how, since long, the environment friendly, energy and resource saving product is made from quartz sand, lime, water, and cement and never causes any pollution.