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Plastic bag companies sue over environmental claims

Manufacturers in the U.S. take eco-bag company to court

June 15, 2011   by PIC staff

SAN FRANCISCO—The New York Times recently reported on a lawsuit underway in the U.S., where three plastic bag producers are suing a company for exaggerating the environmental impact of plastic.

ChicoBag, a manufacturer of reusable bags, is being sued for allegedly overstating figures such as the number of marine animals killed by eating plastic debris in the ocean.

Three plastic bag companies claim the EPA data is outdated and misleading.

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