CRS Comments on Proposed Revision to the FTC Green Guides

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CRS Comments on Proposed Revision to the FTC Green Guides

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Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) issues comments on the Federal Trade Commission's recently released proposed update to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Green Guides"). 

Press Release
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 12:52pm

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 15, 2010 - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) has received requests from many Green-e participants and other stakeholders to provide our thoughts on the Federal Trade Commission's recently released proposed update to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims ("Green Guides"). CRS will be submitting comments, and we have developed a summary of the key points we will be making to the Commission. Overall, we are very supportive of the proposed update and find that it reinforces many of the consumer-protection practices required by Green-e certification, but there are a few areas where we suggest further consideration and clarification.

The updated Green Guides will have important impacts on independent certification programs like Green-e, as well as on products and services that are increasingly looking at reducing their environmental footprint as a way to differentiate themselves in the broader marketplace. We look forward to the increased level of consumer confidence in environmental claims and truth in advertising the updated Green Guides will bring. To download the summary of CRS comments, download them here:

Summary of CRS Comments on Proposed Revisions to the FTC Green Guides (480KB PDF)

We hope all stakeholders participated in the FTC's review process. The comment period closed on December 10, 2010, after which the agency will review all comments and prepare a final version of the Guides. For more information, see www.ftc.gov/opa/2010/10/greenguide.shtm and comments can be submitted electronically to the FTC at: ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/revisedgreenguides.

Contact Robin Quarrier with any questions: robin@resource-solutions.org, 415-568-4285

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