Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation
This Model Legislation first appeared in 1989 and was known as the Coalition of Northeastern Governors (CONEG) legislation. Reducing the presence of these four heavy metals and their compounds within the packaging and their components was the main objective. This legislation was intended to be adopted by all the US states, only 19 of which did as of 2021. These are the 19 member states of the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH). The Model Legislation also took hold in the EU where, for example, the packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC was instated.