Tag: recycle

People often rely on advertising to provide information about products. So regardless of the pitch, it’s critical that the information be accurate.

American Plastic Lumber (APL) advertised its plastic lumber products — including picnic...

When spring finally comes, you may want to spruce up your outdoor space with new furniture, fences or even a deck. And chances are you’ll rely on advertising for solid information about the products you’re going to buy.

The Federal Trade...

Maybe you’re picking up paper plates for a party, or ready to bag some leaves in your yard. If a package says a product is biodegradable, compostable or recyclable you might opt to make the “greener” choice, right? That’s why it’s important those...

You want to buy products that are good for the environment. But is grabbing the tree-covered package the way to do it? Take this quiz to test your “green” smarts:

A product says it’s biodegradable. That should mean:it will completely break...

Recycling symbols and labeling rules help you know whether a product or package is recyclable or made of recycled materials. Sounds straightforward enough. But every community’s recycling program is different. Just because a product or package...

Want to buy products that are good for the environment? Many companies are betting that you do. They’re making claims and designing packages to promote the “green” attributes of their products. What do those claims tell you? The standards for...

Want to make choices that are good for the environment (and your wallet) when you shop?

Learn how to question green advertising claims, shop for products that use less energy, and save gas without wasting your money.

Thinking of upgrading to a new mobile phone or device? Maybe returning one that didn’t work out for you? It’s important to delete any personal information you stored on the device.

How to Remove Personal Information Checking Twice...