Toxics in Packaging Webinar

NPPR hosted “Toxics in Packaging” webinar, Wednesday, November 19th at 2:00 pm EST.The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) presented the results of its research that screened over 750 packages, mostly from the retail sector, for the presence of 4 heavy metals – lead, cadmium, mercury, and hexavalent chromium – restricted by state toxics in packaging laws. These results are the first comprehensive assessments of restricted heavy metals in packaging, since 19 U.S. states passed toxics in packaging legislation 15 years ago, and indicate that heavy metals in packaging are still an issue and an opportunity for pollution prevention and product stewardship.