FTC v. Oak Hill Industries Corp. (1994), 59 Fed. Reg. (May 6 1994)

In order to market products as "recyclable," adequate recycling facilities must exist that accept the product for recycling.

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Oak Hill produced a line of plastic plates, bowls and utensils made from non-foam polystyrene. The products were typically packaged in polypropylene film or low-density polyethylene film. Oak Hill marketed both the products and the packaging as recyclable. The FTC alleged that only a few recycling facilities nationwide would accept the materials Oak Hill was marketing as recyclable.

Full case and case summary also available online at: http://www.mlmlegal.com/legal-cases/FTC_v_OakHillIndustriesCorp-1994.php

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Topics:  FTC, Marketing

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Reference Info:Federal, Federal Circuit | United States

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