TITLE 23
Health and Safety

CHAPTER 23-18.13
Toxic Packaging Reduction Act

SECTION 23-18.13-4


§ 23-18.13-4 Prohibition/Schedule for removal of incidental amounts.

(a) No package or packaging component shall be offered for sale or for promotional purposes by its manufacturer or distributor in the state, which includes, in the package itself or in any packaging component, inks, dyes, pigments, adhesives, stabilizers, or any other additives, any lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium which has been intentionally introduced as an element during manufacturing or distribution as opposed to the incidental presence of any of these elements.

(b) No product shall be offered for sale or for promotional purposes by its manufacturer or distributor in the state in a package which includes, in the package itself or in any of its packaging components, inks, dyes, pigments, adhesives, stabilizers, or any other additives, any lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium which has been intentionally introduced as an element during manufacturing or distribution as opposed to the incidental presence of any of these elements.

(c) The sum on the concentration levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium present in any package or packaging component shall not exceed 100 parts per million by weight (0.01%).

History of Section.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 149, § 1; P.L. 2001, ch. 86, § 77.)