EFSA evaluates ‘EREMA’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘EREMA Recycling (MPR, Basic and Advanced technologies)’ safe for use in food contact articles under certain conditions

EFSA evaluates ‘Alimpet’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘Alimpet’ safe for use in food trays and containers intended for contact with all types of foodstuffs, except packaged water

PEF industry project funded by EU

EU-industry partnership grants funding to industry consortium working on the advancement and commercial availability of PEF, a bio-based alternative packaging material to PET

EFSA assesses new PET recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘Coexpan Deutschland’ safe for use in food trays and containers; recycled PET articles not to be used for packaging water

EFSA working group on FCMs: 24th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on FCMs now available online

Industry approves recyclability of PEF

European PET Bottle Platform grants interim approval for recyclability of PEF, a bio-based alternative packaging material to PET, in the European market

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 17th meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

New inventory of plastic additives

ECHA and Cefic work on generating inventory of plastic additives; release expected by end of summer 2017

Industry opposes listing BPA as SVHC

Trade association PlasticsEurope files court action against ECHA for including bisphenol A in the list of substances of very high concern

Chemicals in coatings of coffee to go cups

German TV program investigates composition of plastic inner coatings of coffee to go cups; finds samples to contain diisodecyl phthalate and long-chain hydrocarbons