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How do I use the Component Threshold Rule?

If you supply packaging that consists of multiple material categories (e.g., a bottle made of one type of plastic, with a lid made of a second type of plastic) you may be able to simplify your reporting by using the Component Threshold Rule. If the packaging component or ancillary packaging makes up a small percentage (less than 5%) of the total packaging weight, you can report that component under the material category that represents the majority of the package’s weight. For practical examples and more information on the Component Rule, please see section 2.4.1 of the Guidebook for Stewards.