States, EPA want tougher green marketing guides for plastics
State attorneys general and the Environmental Protection Agency are pressing the Federal Trade Commission to regulate plastics environmental claims more tightly, calling some uses of the resin code with chasing arrows "problematic" and requiring more proof of the green bona fides of chemical recycling.
Plastics recycling companies are looking at updated Green Guides to help shore up recycling for packaging that has strong end markets, like PET bottles, according to Kate Bailey, the chief policy officer for the Association of Plastic Recyclers.
She referenced the PET bottle recycling rate of just under 30 percent, saying that seven of 10 PET bottles in the U.S. are thrown away.
"We have a long way to go in just making that very recyclable product readily recycled," Bailey said. "That's where the FTC comes in by helping to shore up that that is a very recyclable product."
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