PCPC Working To Ensure State EPR Programs Are ‘Least Onerous As Possible’
The Personal Care Products Council is engaging on state legislation for extended producer responsibility programs, which impose the cost of recycling plastic materials on manufacturers. Emerging bills to prohibit use of the ‘chasing arrows’ recycling symbol on consumer packaging also have the trade group’s attention.
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FTC ‘Organic’ Guidance Could Help To Curtail Litigation; Comments On 'Green Guides' Update Due 24 April
The US Federal Trade Commission is accepting comments through 24 April on potential updates to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, aka “Green Guides,” including on whether it should address “organic” product advertising. Angela Diesch, a partner at law firm Amin Talati Wasserman, discusses.
Small- and medium-sized personal care marketers facing looming state and international laws banning or regulating ingredients and packaging must rely on well-written manufacturing contracts, says Debbie Waite, co-CEO of Steinberg & Associates, a regulatory consulting firm.