Pulp Truth: Can I Recycle This?
USA Manufacturing Activity Hits Two-Year High in October
“October order books are the strongest we have seen in the past six months.” U.S. manufacturing activity has hit a level of growth not seen since September 2018, with new orders, production & employment soaring. Today, we’re providing the key takeaways on this breaking news report from the ISM and taking a look at what manufacturers are saying about business conditions.
EnviroPAK is working as hard as ever to bring our clients sustainable custom molded pulp packaging.
Made in the USA: Easier Said Than Regulated
Most American consumers want to support American businesses, so the Made in USA claim can be very relevant to their purchasing decisions. The thing is, there are often complex international supply chains for products or components or packaging, so it’s not always easy to say simply whether a product is made in the USA. The Federal Trade Commission, whose job is to protect consumers from false or deceptive labeling and advertising, has proposed new regulations to clarify when you can and can’t lawfully make that claim. Those rules could add protection for American makers against unfair competition, especially given the fact that violators would now be subject to hefty monetary penalties. And yet, the proposed regulations wouldn’t make a big change from prior FTC policy.
America Recycles Day November 15, 2020