Product Regulatory Task Group

SPI product regulatory issues are primarily addressed through the Product Regulatory Task Group of the EHS+. The mission of the EHS+ Product Regulatory Task Group is to protect polymer market interests including providing information on domestic and international activities that affect product management.

SPI has policies on product liability and product stewardship. SPI's Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Packaging Materials Committee (FDCPMC) addresses the regulation of packaging and non-packaging components of various products.


Ongoing and emerging product regulatory topics of interest include:

  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Environmental Marketing Claims
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) / Green Purchasing
  • Green Chemistry
  • Life-Cycle Assessments and Inventories (LCAs, LCIs)
  • Materials Restrictions
    • State
    • Federal
    • International (EU WEEE, EU RoHS, China RoHS, Korea RoHS, Norway PoHS)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Product De-selection
  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

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