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FTC Ruling ‘Bans Biodegradable’ on Products, ECM Biofilms Says

The Federal Trade Commission has ruled that ECM BioFilms acted deceptively by making false and unsubstantiated environmental claims by saying its product is biodegradable. ECM BioFilms claimed its product, a chemical additive, would make treated plastics biodegrade in a landfill within nine months to five years. The FTC’s final order … Read more »

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Judge Upholds Biodegradable Plastics Claim

A judge has ruled that ECM BioFilms’ biodegradable plastics claim is supported by scientific evidence. In his Jan. 28 decision, Federal Trade Commission chief administrative law judge D. Michael Chappell rejected the FTC’s challenge to ECM’s claim that its plastics additive, ECM MasterBatch Pellets, causes plastics to biodegrade. He also … Read more »


FTC Cracks Down on Companies’ False Biodegradable Plastics Claims

The US Federal Trade Commission has taken action against six companies — ECM Biofilms, American Plastic Manufacturing, Champ, Clear Choice Housewares, Carnie Cap and AJM Packaging — for making false environmental marketing claims. Of the six, one imposes a $450,000 civil penalty and five for the first time address deceptive … Read more »

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