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Title:Recyclable and Compostable Claims
RCRA Online Number:14203
Organization of Recipient:Federal Trade Commission
Description: EPA opposes unqualified claims of "recyclability" and "compostability". The principles of the Federal Trade Commission's "Guide for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims" from July 1992 should be maintained. Messages such as "glass recycles" and "please recycle" found on beverage containers accompanied by the chasing arrows symbol are deceptive. EPA is concerned about resin codes not effectively identifying all the different types of plastic resins. Reused or reconditioned parts would more likely meet the RCRA defintion of source reduction than recycling. Reconditioned parts would meet the RCRA definition of recovered material for the purposes of RCRA 6002.
Regulatory Citation(s) : 247.1 EXIT disclaimer
Statutory Citation(s):6002 Read US Code 42, Chapter 82 EXIT disclaimer
Topic(s):Composting; Recycling; Procurement
Approximate Number of Hardcopy Pages:3
EPA Publication Number:NA
RPPC Number (if applicable): NA
Official OSW Policy:No


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