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325E.41 Deceptive trade practices; environmental marketing claims.

Subdivision 1. Adoption of federal guides. (a) Environmental marketing claims made by a manufacturer, packager, wholesaler, or retailer for a product sold or offered for sale or distribution in this state, including those related to the product's packaging, must conform to the standards or be consistent with the examples contained in Code of Federal Regulations, title 16, part 260, "Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims" regarding general environmental benefits claims, claims that a product or package is degradable, compostable, recyclable, or contains recycled content, and claims relating to source reduction, refillability, or ozone safety.

(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to an environmental claim unless the claim is made in an attempt to influence purchasing decisions by end users of the product.

Subd. 2. Investigation; enforcement. A person who violates this section is subject to the penalties and remedies in section 8.31.

HIST: 1996 c 359 s 2

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