Maine Revised Statutes

§1731. Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to reduce toxicity of packaging waste without impeding or discouraging the expanded use of post-consumer materials in the production of packaging and its components. Under this chapter, reduction of the toxicity in packaging is accomplished by prohibiting the unnecessary addition of heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium, in packaging and packaging components. [1989, c. 849, §1 (NEW).]

1989, c. 849, §1 (NEW).