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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 »

WIST

WIST Offers Packaging Compostability Testing

The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology has developed a test that determines how well packaging decomposes under industrial composting conditions. The new service will help manufacturers meet the growing demand for sustainable packaging materials, WIST says. WIST’s testing protocol determines whether materials meet ASTM D6400 or D6868 standards for compostability. … Read more »

FTC’s Revised Green Guides Target Carbon Offset Claims

Marketers should not make broad, unqualified general environmental benefit claims about a product being green or eco-friendly, and should have reliable scientific evidence to support carbon offset claims, cautions the Federal Trade Commission’s Revised Green Guides. The revisions to the FTC’s Green Guides, two years in the making, reflect a … Read more »