Environmental Marketing Claims for Plastic Products Subject to Additional Requirements in California

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“Green claims” for plastic products? Not so fast. In response to continuing concerns about false and misleading advertising and marketing claims regarding the environmental benefits of plastic bags and plastic food and beverage products, the California Legislature adopted Assembly Bill 1972 (A.B. 1972) to prohibit the use of certain terms for such products. Violations may result in injunctive relief and significant civil penalties.

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