Tagged: Laws and Regs

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E-waste: Extended Producer Responsibility Laws

The number of states with electronic waste legislation is growing every year. Of those states having electronic waste legislation, the vast majority have followed an extended producer responsibility approach—placing responsibility on manufacturers of covered products to deal with recycling of those products. While there are...

Toxics in Packaging Laws

TOXIC HEAVY METALS IN PACKAGING The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) was formed in 1992 to promote packaging legislation originally drafted in 1989 by the Council of North Eastern Governors (CONEG). The packaging legislation seeks to reduce the amount of heavy metals in packaging and...

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E-Waste: Overview of State Electronic Waste Regulation

With electronic waste streams mounting each year, states across the nation are attempting to tackle the problem through a wide range of new regulatory schemes. We are keeping close tabs on the dynamic patchwork of state regulation of e-waste for many of our clients. In...

Proposed Bill – FDA to Regulate Tobacco

Proposed Bill – FDA to Regulate Tobacco The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA) on April 2, 2009. The bill now moves on to the Senate for consideration. The FSPTCA would amend current FDA laws to provide...