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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXIX
Chapter 403
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F.S. 403.7193
403.7193 Environmental representations.
(1) Any person who represents in advertising or on the label or container of a consumer product that the consumer product that the person manufactures or distributes is not harmful to, or is beneficial to, the environment through the use of such terms as “environmentally friendly,” “ecologically sound,” “environmentally safe,” “recyclable,” “recycled,” “biodegradable,” “photodegradable,” “ozone friendly,” or any other like term must maintain records documenting and supporting the validity of such representation. The Department of Legal Affairs may request copies of those records at any time. For purposes of this section, a wholesaler or retailer who does not initiate a representation by advertising or by placing the representation on a package has not made the representation. This section does not apply to instructions for recycling on the label or container of a product.
(2) Any person who makes false representations regarding the environment about any consumer product that the person manufactures or distributes commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by a fine as provided in s. 775.083.
History.s. 30, ch. 93-207.