California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Rigid Plastic Packaging (RPPC) Program

Example of Non-RPPC Blister Packaging

Photo is for demonstration purposes only.

Blister packaging example

A blister package or blister packaging is composed of:

  • A molded plastic form or tray; and
  • A nonplastic backing or covering (examples: chipboard, cardboard, paperboard, ferrous or nonferrous metal, etc.).

When the packaging is assembled, the plastic form is affixed to the non-plastic backing or covering.

Each plastic packaging container must be independently evaluated to determine whether or not its attributes, evaluated as a whole, qualify it as an RPPC.  A product manufacturer should not make a conclusion that their package is a non-RPPC based solely on this photo. 

Last updated: December 20, 2013
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