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All Wrapped Up: The Past, Present and Future of Recycled Content and Recyclability Claims

USA - December 29 2021 Life in the modern world requires a wide array of materials. From bags at the grocery store, packaging to protect goods delivered to stores and homes…

Sheila A. Millar, Alexa M. Pecht, Anushka N. Rahman

23 California DAs Obtain $1.5 Million Settlement for Deceptive Biodegradable Claims

USA - August 9 2018 Environmentally conscious consumers often look for products advertised as “green.” But labeling plastic products as “biodegradable” may land you on…

Sheila A. Millar

Keurig Agrees to Pay $10 Million to Settle Class Action Over Charges of Misleading Recyclable Claims

USA - March 1 2022 On February 24, 2022, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig) agreed to pay $10 million to settle a long-running class action that alleged the coffee…

Sheila A. Millar, Anushka N. Rahman

D.C. Court's Mexichem Decision May Alter SNAP Dramatically

USA - August 14 2017 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) with a 2015 rule that required companies to replace…

Sheila A. Millar

California Governor Newsom Signs Laws Affecting Environmental Marketing Claims

USA - October 12 2021 On October 5, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a package of environmental legislation into law, including two bills aimed at…

Sheila A. Millar, Anushka N. Rahman