Advantages of Membership
The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) supports and coordinates the implementation of the Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation that has been adopted in 19 states. The legislation prohibits the use of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium in packaging and packaging components.
The TPCH was established in 1992 to coordinate the implementation of individual state toxics in packaging laws through joint consideration of exemptions and/or clarifications, to minimize the administrative process for states and applicants, and to create a centralized location for receipt and processing of written requests. The Clearinghouse serves as a central point of contact that promotes consistency and uniformity in administration and enforcement of the states' toxics in packaging laws.