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Article | August 23, 2005
Battle over use of PVC Clamshells continues...
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.
Hewlett-Packard recently removed the plastic from all external case parts and says it will eliminate remaining uses of PVC "as safer alternatives are available." Personal computer makers Apple, Dell, Sony, Sharp and Samsung have begun turning to packaging alternatives. Wal-Mart announced last October it will phase out PVC in its private label packaging over the next two years. Also, Johnson and Johnson has set a goal to eliminate PVC in primary packaging, and is actively engaged with suppliers to identify alternatives."
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