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ACA Submits Comments on FTC Green Guides Update

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission sought feedback on updating the Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims. The Green Guides provide guidance to businesses that want to use environmental marketing claims in their advertising and labeling, and aim to help businesses avoid deceptive or misleading environmental claims. Read More…

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Washington SB 5369 Passed, Limited to Request for US EPA Re-Assessment of PCB Standards

In a significant victory for the paint industry, last week, the Washington legislature passed a bill requiring the state Department of Ecology (DOE) to petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reevaluate standards for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). ACA had vigorously opposed the original bill language, which would have established a complete ban on inadvertent polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in paints and printing inks, effective Jan. 1, 2025. Read More…