SMA 556 asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 2 months ago

Why is Pactiv, a plastic food container maker, exempt from stamping recycle code on their plastics?

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  • 2 months ago

    Presumably, for the same reason any U.S. packaging manufacturer is.

    Because there is no federal requirement in the U.S. to do so.

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    But what is your source for the claim they are "exempt?"

    Since they obviously do mark their products:

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    There are exemptions for small containers (including jar lids) and for materials that are not amenable to stamping, such as LDPE grocery bags. There may be others.

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    • skeptik
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      As an example of why I have no reason to believe that the claim in the question is accurate - this is a link to one of their products.  In the photo you can clearly see the stamp that the asker claims they are "exempt" from using.
      https://www.pactiv.com/products/13223.htm

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