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Conference: Sustainability in packaging

Smithers Pira held “Sustainability in Packaging Europe” event on October 24-26, 2017 in Barcelona; speakers addressed plastic and packaging waste, packaging design, food waste, packaging machinery, and food brands’ activities

U.S. plastic bottle recycling again decreases

According to annual report by the Association of Plastic Recyclers and the American Chemistry Council, PET and HDPE bottle recycling on decline, while PP bottle recycling increased by 15% in 2016

New technology for chemical recycling of PET

EU-funded project DEMETO develops industrial-scale process to chemically break down PET to its building blocks and reintroduce them at the virgin-grade production stage

U.S. EPA’s activities on perchlorate

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes measure to reduce exposure to perchlorate from drinking water, releases report confirming perchlorate’s effects on fetal brain development

U.S. bans 5 phthalates in children’s products

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission adopts final rule restricting use of DIBP, DnPP, DnHP, DCHP and DINP in toys and child care articles; rule takes effect on April 25, 2018

PFOA and PFOS listed under Proposition 65

U.S. state California adds PFOA and PFOS to list of reproductive toxicants due to adverse developmental effects, also lists TBBPA as carcinogen

BPA and analogues: Multiple targets and effects

Scientists highlight BPA’s interactions with multiple molecular targets besides estrogen receptor; growing body of evidence demonstrates similar pleiotropic actions of BPA substitutes such as BPS, BPF, BPAF and others

ChemSec: SIN List chemicals for Candidate List

International Chemical Secretariat responds to ECHA’s analysis of SIN List, deems current regulatory process too slow, demands adding all SIN List chemicals on SVHC Candidate List for authorization

Food Packaging & Health

Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOHs) are commonly measured in food and…

EU Parliament Report on FCMs

In October 2016, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on…

Can coatings

Epoxy-based can coatings are currently being replaced by alternatives because…

Adverse outcome pathways

Adverse outcome pathway (AOP) describes the sequence of events linking…

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

While few perfluorinated compounds have been phased out due to…

Silicones

Silicones are an exclusive class of polymers broadly used in…

Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling processes, regulations, market data and safety issues addressed

Biocides

Definition, applications, regulation and health hazards of biocides used in/on…

Latest FPF report

Mineral oil hydrocarbons

Food Packaging Forum’s dossier and summary article on mineral oil hydrocarbons published

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