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In Brief: Connecticut Public Act 95-57

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Connecticut Public Act 95-57: Heavy metal packaging act allowing the use of packaging that incidentally retains "small amounts" of lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium awaits Governor John Roland (R) signature May 18. The act (formerly HB 6880), passed the Connecticut House floor April 26 and the Senate floor May 3. HB 6880 was introduced March 2 by the House Environment Committee. Another state heavy metal packaging act, New Hampshire Chapter 78, was signed into law May 9 by Governor Stephen Merrill (R). Introduced as SB 129 by Sen. Beverly Rodeschin (R-Newport) Jan. 31, Chapter 78 exempts certain packages and packing components containing those same heavy metals from New Hampshire's current toxic reduction laws provided the packages meet certain recycling standards ("The Rose Sheet" March 13, p. 3)...
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