Packaging Ordinance Section 13 Heavy Metal Concentrations

Packaging Ordinance Section 13 Heavy Metal Concentrations

(1) Packaging or packaging components may only be put into circulation if the cumulative concentration of lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium does not exceed 100 milligrammes per kilogramme.

(2) Subsection (1) above shall not apply to

1. packaging manufactured entirely from lead crystal glass,

2. packaging in established systems for reuse,

3. plastic crates or plastic pallets that meet the requirements of Annex II.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) above, a limit value of 250 milligrammes per kilogramme shall apply to packaging made from miscellaneous glass that complies with the conditions of Annex III.