Tuesday, February 3, 2015

FTC Staff Warns Marketers and Sellers of Dog Waste Bags That Their Biodegradable and Compostable Claims May Be Deceptive

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 20 manufacturers and marketers of dog waste bags that their “biodegradable,” “compostable,” and other environmental claims may be deceptive.

Letters are examining potentially deceptive statements "regarding the bags’ biodegradability or compostability."

"Consumers looking to buy environmentally friendly products should not have to guess whether the claims made are accurate," said Jessica Rich, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.

The FTC prompted manufactures to inform the of how the plan to revise or remove claims if nesscary.While this may not affect companies in the short term, it may result in negative exposure that could lead to a decline in revenue for manufacturers.

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