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2012-10-19 11:20:35

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketers of consumer products touting various environmental-benefit claims finally have some closure on how to approach green advertising without running afoul of the Federal Trade Commission, said LeClairRyan partner and 17-year FTC veteran Thomas A. Cohn during an Oct. 12 business-law conference. But while the FTC's finalized Green Guides do offer more clarity to sellers of packaged goods stamped with the likes of "recyclable,"...

2012-10-05 10:21:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 01, 2012, the FTC issued its long-awaited Green Guides. On balance, the Plastics Environmental Council (www.pec-us.org) is pleased with the contents of the new release as they pertain to degradable plastics (Section 260.8 of the new Guides). While the new guidelines still prohibit any deceptive, unqualified claims of biodegradability of materials, including plastics, in landfills, properly qualified claims of biodegradability are permitted....

2012-10-01 06:22:00

Will Help Marketers Avoid Making Misleading Environmental Claims WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission issued revised "Green Guides" that are designed to help marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive. The revisions to the FTC's Green Guides reflect a wide range of public input, including hundreds of consumer and industry comments on previously proposed...