Green claims in the packaging sector: no legal vacuum despite missing standards

EU wants legally binding standardised testing method by the end of 2021

Environmental claims on food and consumer goods packaging, so-called green claims, have become ubiquitous: "biodegradable", "recyclable", "100% recycled", "environmentally friendly" or "sustainable" are just a few of them. Such statements are a thorn in the side of consumer protection advocates. For example, at the ...

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