Toxics in Packaging Consumer Information

A new law, Toxics in Packaging Prevention Act, requires that using certain heavy metals in packages and packaging components (packaging) be regulated in California beginning January 1, 2006. The intent of the law is to reduce the toxicity (the degree toxins can have on humans or animals) in packaging without discouraging the use of recycled materials in packaging production. For additional information see Preventing Toxic Substances in Packaging for Consumer Goods.