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FTC Green Guides — Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims

Federal Trade Commission


The Federal Trade Commission created its Green Guides to help marketers ensure that the claims they are making are true and substantiated. The guidance they provide includes: general principles that apply to all environmental marketing claims; how consumers are likely to interpret particular claims and how marketers can substantiate these claims; and how marketers can qualify their claims to avoid deceiving consumers

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The FTC is a bipartisan federal agency with a unique dual mission to protect consumers and promote competition. For nearly one hundred years, our collegial and consensus-driven agency has championed the interests of American consumers. The FTC is dedicated to advancing consumer interests while encouraging innovation and competition in our dynamic economy.

Categories: Policies & Legislation
Format: Webpage
Last Updated: 1/1/2013

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