No. It is the choice of the participant (the retailer, producer or distributor) whether or not to show the EHC on the customer receipt. EHCs may be shown as a separate line item on the invoice or receipt, or incorporated directly into the price of the product, at the discretion of the participant. The amount charged by a participant to its customer to recover the EHC must equal the actual EHC payable by the participant to PCA.
If the EHC is shown as a separate line item on receipts, it may not be described as a government fee or charge, and must include the terms “Environmental Handling Charge”, “EHC” or another appropriate abbreviation.