FTC Takes Aim At Misleading Biodegradable Product Claims

Law360, New York (October 29, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it has taken enforcement actions against six companies for allegedly making improper biodegradable plastic claims as part of its ongoing crackdown on false and misleading environmental claims.

ECM Biofilms Inc., American Plastic Manufacturing Inc., Champ, Clear Choice Housewares Inc., Carnie Cap Inc. and AJM Packaging Corp., were all hit with administrative or federal court complaints as part of the FTC's program to ensure compliance with the agency's recently revised "Green Guides." The commission said it publishes the guides to help businesses...
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