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Connecticut sues over trash bags marketed for recycling

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut has filed a lawsuit accusing Reynolds Consumer Products of illegally marketing trash bags as recycling bags, even though the bags themselves cannot be recycled. The Hefty brand bags are advertised by the company as "perfect for all your recycling needs" and "designed to handle all types of recyclables." But Attorney General William Tong says the bags themselves cannot go into the state's single-stream recycling system and accuses the company of false and deceptive marketing practices. Phone calls and emails to Reynolds Consumer Products seeking comment were not returned Tuesday afternoon.The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.


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