As part of its review of its environmental marketing guidelines, also known as the “Green Guides,” the Federal Trade Commission will host its second public workshop to examine developments in green packaging claims and consumer perceptions of those claims on Wednesday, April 30, 2008, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The workshop will be held at the agency’s satellite building in Washington, DC. FTC Chairman William E. Kovacic will provide opening remarks. Panels will examine trends in packaging claims, whether the packaging components of the Guides should be revised, new green packaging claims, and the substantiation of green packaging claims. The program will wrap up with a roundtable on consumer protection challenges and the need for FTC guidance on green packaging claims.

WHAT: Workshop on Green Guides and Packaging
WHERE: FTC Conference Center – Satellite Building
601 New Jersey Ave, N.W., Washington, DC 20001
WHEN: Wednesday, April 30, 2008; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(check-in starts at 8:15 am)
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PRESS CONTACT: FTC Office of Public Affairs


Webcast Information

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