FTC targets firms with illegitimate green certifications

09/21/2011 | WasteRecyclingNews.com

The Federal Trade Commission is revising its guidelines for green certifications after filing a lawsuit against Tested Green for falsely claiming that its certifications had been endorsed by independent firms. "The company claimed to be an environmental certifier, but they were essentially selling certifications to anyone who was willing to pay money for them," said FTC lawyer Laura Koss.

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