The Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse (TPCH) maintains the Model Toxics in Packaging Legislation and coordinates implementation of state legislation, based on the Model, on behalf of its member states, with the goal of promoting consistency across states. TPCH is a resource and single point of contact for companies seeking information on toxics in packaging requirements or an exemption.

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Benefits include:

  • Public technical assistance
  • Forum for discussion & coordination with other states
  • Outreach to stakeholders
  • Packaging research and testing
  • Legislative review
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The Clearinghouse includes a states-only voting membership and an industry/public interest advisory group. The legislation has been successfully adopted by nineteen states.

map of which states have toxics in packaging laws
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What’s New at TPCH

Fiscal Transition: Effective in early 2022, the Toxics in Packaging Clearinghouse will be hosted by the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA). Clearinghouse members thank the Northeast Recycling Council (NERC), Executive Director Lynn Rubinstein, and the NERC Board of Directors and staff for hosting and working with the Clearinghouse for many years. We look forward to ongoing collaboration with both NEWMOA and NERC on toxics in packaging and other areas of mutual interest.

TPCH FY2021 Annual Report

February 2021 Update to TPCH Model Legislation