May 28, 2008

The real meaning of green packaging

The US glass industry wants the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to tighten the guidelines for recycled packaging marketing claims under the agency's new Green Guides rules.

According to the Glass Packaging Institute, several marketers are inappropriately using the term recyclable such as in trash bags where it is unlikely to be used again once it is thrown out in the garbage, and in multi-layer aluminum and plastic-coated paperboard packaging products where recycling facilities rarely exists in the US for such products.

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