Hard at work on your response to the FTC’s request for comments about the Green Guides? You can breathe easier because the public comment period has been extended to April 24, 2023.
In December, the FTC announced it was taking a fresh look at its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims. We’re asking for your feedback on the continued need for the Green Guides, their economic impact, and their interaction with other environmental regs. We’re also interested in research about consumer perception of green claims – both claims currently addressed in the Guides, as well as others in the marketplace.
In addition, the Federal Register Notice lists some specific issues we hope you’ll address: claims about carbon offsets and climate change; the use of the terms “recycled” and “recycled content”; representations about energy use and energy efficiency; and whether there’s a need for more guidance on the use of words like “compostable,” “degradable,” “ozone-friendly,” “organic,” and “sustainable.”
Save a step – and some energy – by filing your comment online by the April 24, 2023, deadline.
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