COP26 is underway in Glasgow, and there has been a lot of discussion about alleged greenwashing by companies. 

Protests are taking place across the city, with many demonstrations calling out the alleged "greenwashing" of well known companies including banks.

But what does actually greenwashing mean?

Here's what you need to know...

What is greenwashing?

Greenwashing is when companies claim their products or practice is more environmentally friendly than they actually are. 

It can be considered as misleading customers into thinking products are better for the environment than they actually are, with many people now choosing to buy items which are more environmentally friendly. 

Companies who use greenwashing to promote themselves usually exaggerate the truth abiut being environmentally friendly to portray themselves in a better light. 

Alleged greenwashing has become more common in recent years as the environment and climate change has become more widely discussed. 

Protests at COP26

Protesters at COP26 are calling for companies to stop alleged "greenwashing". 

Glasgow has seen thousands of demonstrators arrive in recent days to urge leaders to go further in halting the climate crisis. 

The biggest days of protesting are expected this weekend, with around 100,000 people expected to participate in a protest on Saturday. 

Protesters will march from Kelvingrove Park to Glasgow Green, featuring groups including the COP26 Alliance who organised the march and Greenpeace UK.