According to Purchasing.com, "The marketplace wars persist over health risks--real or perceived--from plastic packaging made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins. Microsoft just stopped using PVC clamshell packs to protect new copies of its software products.
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New prescription drug labeling rule from the Food and Drug Administration says that if a label meets the agency's requirements, state law failure-to-warn suits over the drug's risks are pre-empted, but plaintiffs' lawyers have vowed to fight.
Taking a lead from CPG companies, footwear and apparel company Timberland plans to roll out new packaging that will include a "nutrition label" detailing how and where the product was manufactured and its impact on the environment.