Compostable products company settles deceptive packaging claims

first_imgAttorney General, September 27, 2011 Penley Corporation, based in West Paris, Maine, has agreed to settle claims by Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell that the company violated the state’s Consumer Fraud Act by misrepresenting the availability of local composting options for its Full Circle line of ‘compostable’ cutlery. The settlement requires Penley to pay $10,000 to the State of Vermont in penalties and costs, and another $10,000 to the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA Vermont) to support its Harvest Health Coupon Program.Commenting on the settlement, Attorney General Sorrell said that Vermonters care about responsible disposal, including the compostability, of consumer products, and need to be able to rely on sellers’ claims about how those products may be disposed of. ‘If most Vermonters can’t compost an item in the state, then advertising the item as ‘compostable’ is deceptive,’ he said.Starting in June 2007, Penley marketed a ‘Full Circle’ line of cutlery that was capable of being composted in a professionally managed municipal or commercial facility. The Full Circle packaging bore prominent references to compostability, including the term ‘compostable!’ in sizable red type in two places, and a boxed Biodegradable Plastics Institute/US Composting Council logo next to a third, capitalized, ‘COMPOSTABLE.’In fact, there are few municipal or commercial facilities in Vermont that accept compostable cutlery, and most Vermonters have not had, and do not have, practical access to such facilities. And while the Full Circle cutlery packaging did state that municipal or commercial composting facilities ‘may not exist in your community. Check to see if they do.,’ this disclosure was printed in an almost unreadably small five-point typeface on the back of the package.It is estimated that retail sales of Full Circle cutlery in Vermont totaled between 7,920 and 13,776 boxes, for which local consumers paid a total of between $10,216 and $17,771. Penley’s settlement with the Attorney General’s Office prohibits the company from representing to the public, directly or by implication, the compostability of any products sold in or into Vermont unless (a) there are municipal or commercial facilities reasonably and practically available to a substantial majority of Vermont consumers, which facilities accept those products for composting; or (b) there is a prominent disclosure on the product packaging of the absence of such facilities that is proximate to the compostability claim and is no smaller or less visible than the claim itself.Penley’s payment to NOFA Vermont will support a program that offers matching coupons as an incentive to 3SquaresVT (formerly Food Stamp) recipients to buy healthy, farm-fresh foods at over 30 local farmers’ markets. last_img read more

Oshoala: Former Super Falcons stars Akide,Nkwocha are my role models

first_img Loading… Nigeria striker, Asisat Oshoala, has opened up on her admiration for Super Falcons legends Mercy Akide and Perpetua Nkwocha during her youthful days. Promoted ContentMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Best Cars Of All TimeThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith “Perpetua was the player that when they come from abroad, I watched her closely when I just joined the Falcons and I admired her a lot. “She doesn’t know but as a young girl, there are these people you look up to and want to be like. I love Perpetua’s style of play. “I followed her closely when I was first called up to the Super Falcons camp and I learned a lot of things from her. “For Mercy, I used to watch her games and I really modelled my game after them because these are female players that I always watched when I was pretty young. “She will be the link between the midfield and attack. She plays more like a No 10, she likes to get the ball and bring it forward.” read also:​Oshoala wins first league title with Barcelona Besides Akide and Nkwocha, Oshoala picked 19-year-old goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, veteran Onome Ebi and former captain Florence Omagbemi and herself in her all-time five-a-side squad. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 While missing a chance to play alongside Akide, Oshoala made her senior debut in 2012 and was privileged to star alongside Nkwocha before her retirement. She only burst on to the international scene in 2014 at the U20 Women’s World Cup in Canada where she scooped the golden boot and golden ball despite the Falconets finishing as runners-up. Since her breakthrough, the FC Robo product has gone on to win three African Women’s Cup of Nations titles in four outings and played at two Women’s World Cups, in Canada 2015 and France 2019. In January 2020, she was named African Women’s Player of the Year for the fourth time following her successful season with Barcelona – matching Nkwocha’s long-standing African record. The 26-year-old has shown some real potential in attack and has long looked up to players like Akide and Nkwocha, who were able to score glorious goals during their careers. “My favourite players were Mercy Akide and Perpetua Nkwocha,” Oshoala disclosed in an Instagram live interview with the Nigeria Football Federation.last_img read more

No. 5 Syracuse holds off upset bid from Harvard in 11-10 win

first_img Published on March 14, 2015 at 11:46 pm Syracuse (7-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) beat Harvard (2-2, 1-0 Ivy) 11-10, on Saturday in Deland, Florida at Stetson University.The Crimson opened up the game with a 4-1 run in which No. 5 SU wasted two free-position opportunities and committed two turnovers. SU goalie Kelsey Richardson saved just one of the eight shots she faced in the first half. At halftime SU trailed 7-5.But to start the second half, the Orange rattled off three consecutive goals in 1 minute, 40 seconds, taking an 8-7 lead. The Crimson still pestered the Orange, tying the game at eight.Goals from Riley Donahue and Halle Majorana midway through the second half helped SU grab a two-goal lead. With just under 12 minutes left, Harvard midfielder Maeve McMahon countered with one of her four goals to pull the Crimson within one goal.After another SU goal, McMahon again brought the game within one goal with just 59 seconds left in the game. Richardson, who struggled throughout the first half came up with a save in the final minute to preserve the lead.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU overcame Harvard holding attack Kayla Treanor without a goal for the second-consecutive game. Majorana, who tallied two goals, was the only multi-goal scorer for the Orange and SU’s bench scored five of its 11 goals.The Orange plays Cornell (5-1, 2-0 Ivy) on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at home.Compiled by Chris Libonati, staff writer, Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Smith replaces Al Hasan in Tridents 2018 line-up

first_imgAlthough losing a great asset to their team, the Barbados Tridents have made sure that they secured a viable replacement for Bangladesh player Shakib Al Hasan, who is no longer available for the 2018 Hero Caribbean Premier League.Right-handed batsman Steve Smith in actionAl Hasan’s replacement will come in the form of Australian former skipper Steve Smith. Smith is returning to the “Biggest Party in Sport” after five years; the Australian had previously been a part of the Antigua Hawksbills team back in 2013.Having played 64 Tests, 108 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 30 T20 Internationals for Australia, the right-hand batsman currently sits at number one in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings. However, while Test cricket is the 29-year-old’s strong point, he is a force to be reckoned with in the T20 arena. With in excess of 3000 T20 runs, including one century and 11 fifties, under his belt, Smith has played for the likes of Rajasthan Royals and Rising Pune Supergiant in the Indian Premier League (IPL). More recently, the batsman played several marvellous innings for the Toronto Nationals in the Global T20 Canada. The seasoned player will add a wealth of experience to the fairly young Barbados squad.Speaking on Smith’s signing, Barbados Tridents Coach Robin Singh stated, “It is a huge blow to lose Shakib for the tournament, but in Steve Smith we have a truly world-class replacement who can help to bring power to our batting line-up. As a man who has played cricket at the highest level all over the world, we are very confident that Smith will be a big success with the Tridents.”The Barbados Tridents will bowl off their Hero CPL 2018 campaign with an away match against local team, the Guyana Amazon Warriors. The two teams will face off at the Providence Stadium on August 12 from 18:00h. After which the Tridents will then face the St Lucia Stars on August 17 at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground. The Tridents team will go on to play the Jamaica Tallawahs in Lauderhill, USA before returning to the Kensington Oval for their five home matches.last_img read more

FUFA bans Luzira Prisons grounds, okays Bugembe

first_imgLuzira Prisons Grounds is home to Maroons FC. (PHOTO/Courtesy)KAMPALA – Stadiums have become an issue in the Uganda Premier League and the situation id only worsening by the day.With several teams struggling to host games currently, Maroons FC have been added to that list.This comes after the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) banned their stadium-Luzira Prisons Grounds on Thursday.“The Secretariat is in receipt of two letters from the FUFA Licensing Committee in regard to the status of Luzira Prisons Gounds, reads part of the statement from the Uganda Premier League Secretariat.“Licensing Committee has re-inspected Luzira Prisons grounds and noted that the field of play has deteriorated due to overuse and heavy rains. The ground will not be able to host SUPL matches with immediate effect until the ground is restored to the recommended playing standards.”This means that Maroons FC join an ever increasing list of clubs that have to seek for alternative grounds from which they will host their games.The likes of SC Villa, Kyetume FC, URA FC, Express FC, Bright Stars FC, Police FC and Wakiso Giants FC have all been playing at different stadia in the last few rounds as their venues have been having issues.Of late, SC Villa had moved to Luzira to host their games but were forced ro host their latest fixture at home to Tooro United FC at Bombo Barracks Stadium on Wednesday.Relatedly, BUL FC have been given the go ahead to host their games at Bugembe Stadium in Jinja.This was confirmed in Thursday through the same letter.“The FUFA Licensing Committee basing on the inspection of Bugembe Stadium-Jinja was confirmed to meet the minimum standards to host SUPL matches. Accordingly, BUL FC has been cleared to host their games at Bugembe Stadium in Jinja with immediate effect.”BUL FC have been hosting their games at FUFA Technical Center in Njeru since the season started.Comments Tags: Bul FCFUFAMaroons FCSC VillaUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more