By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a workshop on May 23, 2023, to examine “recyclable” adverting claims as part of its review of the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims (Green Guides). The workshop, “Talking Trash at the FTC: Recyclable Claims and the Green Guides,” is free and open to the public, and pre-registration is not required.
According to the pre-publication version of the Federal Register notice announcing the meeting, the workshop will cover topics including the current state of recycling practices and recycling-related advertising in the United States, consumer perception of current and emerging recycling-related claims, and the need for any updates or other changes to the Green Guides related to recycling claims. FTC states that the workshop likely will include panels on these subjects, and it will publish a more detailed agenda in the coming months.
The workshop will be held at the Constitution Center in Washington, D.C., from 8:30 a.m. (EDT) to 12:30 p.m. (EDT), May 23, 2023. It also will be available for viewing live on the Internet. Written comments related to the issues to be discussed at the workshop must be received by June 13, 2023.
More information on FTC’s review of the Green Guides is available in our December 16, 2022, memorandum.