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Toxics in Packaging Webinar

November 12, 2008

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.

About the NPPR Webinar Series

July 8, 2008

The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable webinar series began in fall 2006 to provide free access to webinars for NPPR members. Webinars are hosted by both NPPR and non-NPPR members - many of the presentations were also given at the 2006, 2007, and 2008 National Environmental Partnership Summit or will be given at the 2009 Environmental Partnership Summit. If you would like to submit content to be considered for the series, please e-mail Additionally, if you would like access to NPPR’s webinar series, you can get free access once you become an NPPR member.

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