February 1, 2017 - Walmart will pay about a $1 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it illegally sold plastic products in stores and online that were misleadingly labeled “biodegradable” or “compostable,” prosecutors said Wednesday.
The selling of items with disingenuous labeling is in violation of California law. The action was filed in Napa County by Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley and 22 of her counterparts throughout the state.
The retail giant agreed to fork over $875,000 in civil penalties and an additional $50,000 to the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery to fund testing of plastic products.
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