Plastic water bottle-makers sued by California over green claims [Updated]
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Atty, CaliforniaGen. Kamala D.
Harris filed a lawsuit against three companies on Wednesday, accusing them of making false and misleading allegations about the recyclability and biodegradable properties of plastic water bottles.
This is the first lawsuit in California to enforce the environmental market law, which makes it illegal to label plastic food or beverage containers as biodegradable, because it takes thousands of years for plastics to break down naturally, and it may never break down in a landfill.
According to the lawsuit, the El Nino and AquaMantra plastic water bottles are sold by ENSO Plastics in Ariz Mesa.
It is said that the bottle is biodegradable and recyclable.
The label says that the bottle contains a microbial additive that can help the bottle break down in less than five years.
According to the lawsuit, microbial additives do not accelerate the decomposition process, but also damage the recyclability of the bottle because Assn considers microbial additives to be \"destructive contaminants \".
After consumer plastic recyclers.
In 2008, California banned the use of terms such as \"biodegradable\", \"biodegradable\" and \"biodegradable\" in plastic food and beverage container labels.
Senate Bill 567, which came into effect on 2013, will extend Bill 2008 to all plastic products.
Email request to comment to ENSO Plastics public
As of publication time, no response had been received from the relations department. [Updated 1:40 p. m. , Oct.
28: ENSO issued a statement in response to the lawsuit on Friday.
\"Our industry is still very young and we are still raising standards and eliminating false beliefs,\" said Danny Clark, president of ENSO . \".
\"Our products are running as per our requirements and we have data to prove.
The situation in California is a lack of education and misconceptions about new technologies;
This is not a question of false claims.
We will take this opportunity to let legislators know about ENSO technology and the value it brings to the environment. ”][Updated 3:01 p. m. , Oct. 28: The L. A.
The bureau also responded Friday afternoon.
\"Develop new materials for packaging, etc. . . [is]
Often carried out without considering the existing recycling infrastructure, resulting in incompatible or completely incompatible
The recyclability of this new material, \"said Enrique zadiwa, director of the bureau.
\"The Los Angeles recycling program urges cooperation between materials manufacturing and recycling (and composting)
Avoid false statements from the public about product recyclability. \"]
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Image source: AquaMantra water bottle.