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Environmental bills aplenty in Massachusetts

Several packaging-related bills introduced in the Massachusetts legislature last year may get renewed attention this year in an attempt to win support of environmental groups in this election year.
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For example one bill requires all packaging sold in Massachusetts to contain a recycled content label that includes the total annual weighted average percentage of recycled content and post-consumer recycled content contained in the package. This label must be of conspicuous size and in a conspicuous place on the package label. So far no outright packaging bans have been introduced although last year saw a bill that banned the use of packaging that is not recyclable as of January 1 2000. Some exceptions were provided for packaging that was source reduced recycled or required for health and safety reasons. Another bill required packaging to be "environmentally acceptable." c

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