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Walmart Shakes Off Greenpeace ‘Recyclable’ Deception Challenge

Sept. 21, 2021, 5:58 PM

Greenpeace failed to show it has standing to sue Walmart Inc. over allegedly deceptive portrayal of applesauce cups, forks, and other private label products as “recyclable,” because it didn’t allege it relied on the statements, a California federal court said.

According to Greenpeace, the statements are false and misleading because many consumers don’t have access to recycling programs that accept the products and there are no end markets to reuse the products or to convert them into a material that can be reused.

The environmental advocacy group raised claims under California’s Unfair Competition Law and said it has standing because ...

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