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NSF Approves Auto Parts Meeting Environmental Claims

NSF International has introduced a mark that identifies automotive collision replacement parts that have met specific environmental claims. These claims include low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints and primers, recycled packaging made with non-toxic materials, and solvent-free coating on the package and part marking/labeling. Manufacturers of NSF International certified automotive … Read more »

ECM BioFilms

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 »

plastic bags

FTC Biodegradable Claim Smackdown Continues

The Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 15 marketers of “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags that their eco-claims may be deceptive. The FTC hasn’t released the names of the 15 companies. Most waste bags are intended to be deposited in landfills, where not enough oxygen likely exists for oxodegradable bags … Read more »

How to Make Trustworthy Environmental Claims

The ISO has outlined how its standards help manufacturers and consumer representatives ensure that environmental claims can be trusted. The organization’s free brochure, Environmental labels and declarations – How ISO standards can help, gives an introduction to the ISO 14020 series of standards for environmental labels and declarations. The standards provides businesses … Read more »