The answer is no. BUT... just like many other lifestyle and environmental initiatives, there will always be those who have ulterior motives for promoting change. Then we as consumers have to wade through the misinformation and marketing ploys that follow.
So let's go back to basics. Living green means embracing a lifestyle that works with Nature and not against it. It's about preserving Earth's natural resources and minimizing negative impacts to the environment. So it's a good practice to recycle, but living green is more focused on eliminating the unnecessary and wasteful practices that have increased the volume of recyclable trash.
For example, paper towel made of recycled material is often promoted as a green living product. Fact is, no matter what they are made of, using paper towel is often wasteful and unnecessary. It ends up in a landfill somewhere and could have easily been avoided by using a dishcloth to clean up that water you spilled on the counter.
More on this tomorrow....