Green Pitfalls

Cohn, Thomas A.
August 2012
Hardwood Floors Magazine;Aug/Sep2012, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p23
Trade Publication
The article discusses the increasing popularity of eco-friendly products that nearly touches the every aspects of the economy and the hardwood flooring industry in the U.S. It states that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has closely examined the marketers' green claim under the FTC Act that gives them the authority to unveil the unfair, misleading or unproven environmental claims. It also informs that the Green Guides, which outline the specific compliance guidelines, are under revision.


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