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FTC Invites Comments on “Green Guides” Refresh

USA - December 16 2022 Advertising claims about the environmental attributes of a product continue to become more important, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is…

Ryan J. Carra, Brook J. Detterman, Kirstin K. Gruver, Stacey Sublett Halliday, Lauren A. Hopkins, K. Russell LaMotte, Elizabeth M. Richardson, Allyn L. Stern

U.S. Senate Approves Kigali Amendments Governing HFC Emissions

USA - September 22 2022 On Wednesday, September 21, 2022, the U.S. Senate gave its advice and consent to the ratification of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on…

Jackson Garrity, K. Russell LaMotte, Nicole Waxman

The EU’s Ecodesign Directive is Expanded to Include All Products in the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

European Union, USA - April 28 2022 The European Commission (EC) is undertaking an aggressive overhaul and expansion of the Ecodesign Directive to allow for the future…

Nicole M. Bayne, Daniel A. Eisenberg, K. Russell LaMotte

Negotiations to Launch on New Global Plastics Treaty

USA - March 2 2022 Today, the United Nations Environment Assembly adopted a broad negotiating mandate for a new legally binding international agreement on plastic…

K. Russell LaMotte, Dacia T. Meng, Nicole Waxman

Proposals to Expand Basel Convention Controls on Circular Economy Trade

USA - January 13 2021 Parties to the Basel Convention are considering legally binding amendments to the Convention that would dramatically expand controls and trade bans…

K. Russell LaMotte, Dacia T. Meng