The future of the PET industry

Petcore Europe annual conference looks at opportunities and challenges for PET in the circular economy; conference proceedings now available

Workshop and webinar on Polymark project

EU research project Polymark presents new polymer sorting technology in workshop to take place on March 15, 2017 in Brussels

EU working group on FCMs: New meeting minutes

EU Commission’s working group on FCMs discusses ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, EU measure on printed FCMs, plastic recycling, and monitoring of mineral oils in food and FCMs

EU technical expert group for FCMs: Latest meeting minutes

DG SANTE’s technical expert group for FCMs discusses plastic recycling, ex-post evaluation of FCM framework regulation, supply chain survey, and EU measure on printed FCMs

“Should I worry about plastics?”

BBC2 report investigates chemical exposure from plastic food packaging and consults with leading toxicologists; likely no concern for average adults; reducing plastic use recommended

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 15th meeting

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

Food contact plastics seminar

European Plastic Converters Association holds Food Contact Plastics Seminar on April 20-21, 2017 in Brussels

Replacing sticker labels with laser marks

Article in The Guardian informs about laser marking technique for fruit and vegetables; retail trial using technology as alternative to sticker labels on organic produce

Strategies for a new plastics economy

New Plastics Economy initiative launches new report at World Economic Forum and presents 3 strategies for a more sustainable plastic packaging market: redesign & innovation, reuse, and recycling

Conference on plastics recycling and recovery

IdentiPlast conference on recycling and recovery of plastics to take place on February 22-23, 2017 in Vienna