Plastics in Politics Live May 2023: FTC Green Guides debate focuses on plastics

How to label chemically recycled plastics is one flashpoint in the debate over the Federal Trade Commission’s rewrite of its Green Guides, which govern marketing and labeling of consumer products.

In the May Plastics in Politics Live, Steve Toloken explains how competing interests want FTC to consider the highly technical issue of “mass balance.” The Green Guides could also change how and when companies can use the resin identification code on packaging.

Other topics covered include R&D tax policy, plastics treaty talks, the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft plastics strategy and our coverage of the White House committee on plastic pollution.

» Publication Date: 10/05/2023

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