Feb 3 - Feinstein to Introduce Federal Eco-Labeling Bill

US Senator for California Diane Feinstein is drafting legislation that could eventually lead to national standards for environmental claims on packaging. According to Environmental Building News, which obtained a copy of the draft, the bill would establish a board that would certify product certification centers, whose job it would be to establish criterion for labeling claims. Reportedly, Feinstein was inspired by the success USDA organic labeling standards.

Learn about CAW-sponsored AB 1972 (2007), which strengthened compostable labeling standards in California.