Survey on use of recycled plastic

European Plastics Converters Association launches survey on recycled plastics use in Europe; survey open to all European plastic converters until end of September 2017

EFSA evaluates 3 PET recycling processes

EFSA considers PET made from recycling processes ‘Coexpan Montonate,’ ‘4PET,’ and ‘Plastienvase’ safe for use in food contact articles under certain conditions

Workshop on recycling PET thermoforms

Petcore Europe holds workshop on latest developments in recycling of PET thermoforms on September 19, 2017 in Brussels; webinar available

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

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

Paper cups difficult to recycle

Waterproofing chemicals in paper cups prevent re-pulping in commercial mills and thus impede recycling, according to new industry study

New German packaging law

German parliament passes new packaging law aiming to increase recycling and prevention of packaging waste; law enters into force January 1, 2019

Detecting WEEE contamination in recycled FCM plastics

Scientists propose procedure for detection of contaminants from waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) in FCMs made of recycled plastics; call for regular screening to be performed by authorities to ensure compliance

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