The Green Guides were first introduced in 1992 and have been modified a couple of times since, with the latest revision including new-age topics of environmental certifications and seals, carbon offsets, and renewable energy and materials claims.
Green product resellers and manufacturers, as well as all consumers, should familiarize themselves with these latest guidelines. Below is a great summary video by the FTC that walks you through the revisions and additions.
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- Marketers who claim a product is compostable need competent and reliable scientific evidence that all materials in the product or package will break down into — or become part of — usable compost safely and in about the same time as the materials with which it is composted.
- Marketers should qualify compostable claims if the product can’t be composted at home safely or in a timely way. Marketers also should qualify a claim that a product can be composted in a municipal or institutional facility if the facilities aren’t available to a substantial majority of consumers.
If you have any questions about BioBag products and our environmental claims, especially regarding compostability, please feel free to contact us at any time at email@example.com or 727-789-1646.