California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Rigid Plastic Packaging Container (RPPC) Program

Training (Videos and Webinars)

Information You Need To Know...

The following are a variety of training efforts CalRecycle produced for the Rigid Plastic Packaging Container (RPPC) program. If you require assistance accessing any of the documents, videos, or webinars on this page, please contact CalRecycle's RPPC program staff at or (916) 341-6717.



CalRecycle's Examples of Regulated RPPCs

RPPC Examples
Consider factors in determining if a container meets the definition of an RPPC. View types of containers regulated by the RPPC program. (WMV, 03:30)  Transcript


RPPC Measurement Demonstration: Determining A Container's Volume

Determining a Container's Volume
View methods for measuring the volume capacity of plastic packaging containers. (WMV, 08:08)  Transcript


Webinar: Complying with California's RPPC Law

The following videos are chapters from CalRecycle's 2013 webinar on complying with the RPPC law. The full webinar is further below.

Chapter 1: What is an RPPC?
Review the statutory and regulatory criteria that determine whether a container qualifies as an RPPC with some examples shown. (MP4, 08:22) Transcript

Chapter 3: Certification Phases
Review the three RPPC certification phases: Registration, Precertification, and Compliance Certification. (MP4, 03:49) Transcript

Chapter 5: Calculating Compliance
Get an overview of calculating compliance, including averaging formulas for certain compliance options. (MP4, 01:54) Transcript

Chapter 7: Violations and Penalties
Get an overview of potential violations and the associated penalties that may be imposed. (MP4, 01:12) Transcript

Chapter 2: Determining a Container's Volume
Determine RPPC volume using: standard formulas, rice or water measurement, and volume displacement or the water dunk test. (MP4, 08:54) Transcript

Chapter 4: Compliance Options
Review the compliance options available to meet the requirements of California’s RPPC law. (MP4, 09:15) Transcript

Chapter 6: Advisory Opinions, Waivers, and Exemptions
Review when and how to request advisory opinions, waivers, and exemptions. (MP4, 04:45) Transcript


RPPC Program Webinar: Complying with California's RPPC Law

Full Webinar: Rigid Plastic Packaging Container (RPPC) Program: Complying with California’s RPPC Law

Presented July 23 and 24, 2013. (WMV, 45:45). Transcript | Webinar slide presentation | Webinar information

Last updated: March 2, 2017
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