Bloomberg Law
May 11, 2022, 6:05 PM

Walmart Again Ducks Greenpeace ‘Recyclable’ Suit But Refiling OK

Julie Steinberg
Julie Steinberg

Walmart Inc. dodged Greenpeace’s latest allegations that the retailer deceptively marketed numerous plastic products sold under its private brands as “recyclable,” when a federal court in California again said the environmental advocacy group lacks standing to sue.

But Greenpeace may file a fourth amended complaint, the US District Court for the Northern District of California said.

Greenpeace alleges that the plastic and plastic-packaged products aren’t recyclable because people don’t have access to recycling programs that accept them, they can’t be properly separated and sorted, and there are no end markets to reuse them or convert them into a material that ...

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