CONEG & The Toxics in Packaging Legislation

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CONEG stands for the Coalition of Northeastern Governors originally comprised of the following member states:  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

This coalition was the driving force in creating the Toxics in Packaging Legislation later used by various states as a model legislative template in regulating toxic substances in packaging and packaging components.   Its European counterpart, the EU Packaging Directive, imposes similar restrictions on the same heavy metal substances.

Different states add specific modifications to their own packaging laws, and it’s important to check specific state regulations relevant to the packaging producer or manufacturer.

For the most part, toxics in packaging regulations focus on limiting heavy metals, which can only be restricted by ensuring the film or material design does not use, intentionally or incidentally add these substances.

PVC Tech offers a variety of rigid and flexible materials certified to both CONEG and the EU Packaging Directive.

To learn more about CONEG and our packaging films, download our CONEG summary.


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