TERMS CALIFORNIA LAW CREATED FOR MARKETER USE (CHART)

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Ozone friendly-or any like term, means that any chemical or material released into the environment as a result of the use or production of a product won't migrate to the stratosphere and cause unnatural and accelerated deterioration of the ozone.

Biodegradable-a material has the proven capability to decompose in the most common environment where the material is disposed within one year through natural biological processes into non-toxic carbonaceous soil, water or carbon dioxide.

Photodegradable-a material has the proven capability to decompose in the most common environment where the material is disposed within one year through physical processes into non-toxic carbonaceous soil, water or carbon dioxide.

Recycled-an article's contents contain, at least 10% by weight, post-consumer material.

Recyclable-an article can be conveniently recycled in every county in California with a population of more than 300,000 persons. (This term and its definition were struck down by a U.S. District Court, and the California Legislature is currently deciding whether to attempt to draft another definition.)

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