See: hazardous packaging act at NY State Dept of Environmental Conservation
Law: Laws of NY State (Search for Environmental Conservation Law (ENV), Article 37, Title 2: Hazardous Packaging) Law also posted at NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Summary: The Hazardous Packaging Act established policy to minimize the presence of heavy metals in packaging to reduce toxic emissions or ash when packaging waste is incinerated or in leachate when packaging waste is landfilled. The law specifically prohibits the presence of lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium above certain concentration levels in packaging and packaging components sold, distributed or sold in NY State. The commissioner sets maximum allowable concentrations of these metals utilizing standards designated by the American Society for Testing and Materials.
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