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  • CMA investigation into misleading environmental claims

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is carrying out an investigation into how products and services claiming to be 'eco-friendly' are being marketed, and whether consumers could be being misled. The CMA may provide advice to the government for legislative action, based on the information gathered and research undertaken. More information about this can be found here. If individuals or organisations wish to provide details on claims they consider to be unsubstantiated, they can email misleadinggreenclaims@cma.gov.uk...

    Posted: 13 January, 2021

  • REAL signs letter calling for a ban on oxo degradable plastics

    Renewable Energy Assurance Limited (REAL) was one of 44 signatories to a letter calling on the Government for a ban on oxo degradable plastics. The letter refers to the enactment of a British Standards Institution (BSI) Publicly Available Specification (PAS 9017 ‘Plastics – Biodegradation of polyolefins in an open-air terrestrial environment – Specification’). It reads "These plastics bear remarkable similarities to oxo-degradable plastics which will be banned across the EU from next year" and "The UK voted for the EU ban when it was proposed in 2019...

    Posted: 30 October, 2020