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  • Updated FAQs for producers

    REAL has updated their FAQs for producers to include the following: The minimum certification cost for initial certification of one product The key benefits of joining the CMCS The answer to whether a product will pass the IC tests if it has passed the HC tests The updated document can be found on the Certification page of our website here...

    Posted: 30 June, 2021

  • 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