EU Commission Vows To Fight Greenwashing Following Website Claims Sweep
Looking at online environmental claims in consumer product sectors including cosmetics, the European Commission and national consumer authorities found problematic vagueness and a lack of easily accessible evidence in 37% and 59% of cases, respectively. Legislation to help remedy the situation is on the way.
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