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Due to the heavy concentration of metals they may contain, packages of your finished products should be tested and assessed:

Toxics in Packaging
  • lead and lead compounds;
  • mercury and mercury compounds;
  • cadmium and cadmium compounds;
  • hexavalent chromium.

Renowned models of toxics in packaging legislation include: 

• In the United States - U.S. State Toxics in Packaging (TIP) Clearinghouse (TPCH),
 Section 95G of the Revised Code of Washington- and the USA Coalition of Northern Governments, known as CONEG

• In Europe – the packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC that specifically requires the management of declarations of conformity collected from packaging suppliers

How to be Toxics in Packaging Free?

It is recommended to contact your supply chain and verify whether the most strict obligations are met in terms of heavy metals limit in packages, i.e:

  1. The regulated metals – lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium - were not intentionally added to any package or packaging component during the manufacturing process;
  2. The sum of the incidental concentration levels of lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium present in any package or package component does not exceed 100 parts per million by weight;
  3. Adequate documentation is maintained for inspection upon request.

To do so, you can use the following free template :

Template - declaration of conformity packaging / déclaration de conformité emballages
Adobe Acrobat Document 221.3 KB

Other obligations, like REACH on SVHC and Permanent Organic Pollutants (POP), also apply to packages. You can use the free EPEC Enviropass product compliance form to cover all Packaging, REACh, and POP requirements.


Ask Enviropass to perform compliance assessments on your behalf for the packaging you use, whether it is about labeling, technical documentation maintenance or simply following up with suppliers.

Enviropass Expertise Inc. 

Tel: +1 (514) 887-7871