If you have purchased AmazonBasics Compostable Plates, you may qualify for compensation.
If you live in the state of California and have purchased AmazonBasics compostable plates, you could be eligible to receive compensation for your damages. We are seeking people to help us hold Amazon accountable for their misleading and false advertising on this product – contact the attorneys at Lexington Law Group to see if you qualify.
AmazonBasics Compostable Plates Lawsuit
California defines a product as compostable when “all the materials…will break down into… usable compost (e.g., soil conditioning material, mulch) in a safe and timely manner.” Through recent testing, AmazonBasics compostable plates have been found to contain significant amounts of PFAS chemicals, which do NOT break down to meet the requirements of the law.
Not only is Amazon deceiving and misleading shoppers by labeling these plates as “compostable,” they are also charging more money for these plates than other comparable paper plates. Amazon has made a substantial amount of money by making false claims about their product and have taken advantage of their customers’ environmental consciousness.
You can help hold Amazon accountable for falsely advertising their paper plates as compostable, and you can receive compensation for the damages incurred through your purchase of this product. If you have recently purchased AmazonBasics compostable plates, contact Lexington Law Group for a free consultation.
Amazon Falsely Labeling Paper Plates as Compostable
Compostable containers and utensils have grown in popularity due to increased concerns about the environment, and companies are wanting to cash in on the environmental conscience of their customers. They falsely market their products to make shoppers think that they are contributing to a sustainable planet, while the components in these products are not environmentally friendly.
AmazonBasics compostable plates have been found to contain significant levels of PFAS chemicals. Amazon is charging more for their compostable plates because of the false claim that it will break down into a compost stream, but the fact that PFAS chemicals are used in these plates means that they are, by definition, NOT compostable.
The definition of compostable by California Law is a federal standard which states that ‘‘all the materials in the product or package [must] break down into, or otherwise become a part of, usable compost (e.g., soil conditioning material, mulch) in a safe and timely manner in an appropriate composting program or facility, or in a home compost pile or device.’’ The law defines “timely manner” to mean “in approximately the same time as the materials with which it is composted.’’ Since the PFAS chemicals in AmazonBasics plates do not break down in a compost in the same manner and timeline that the rest of the components do, the claim that these plates are compostable is clearly a false statement.