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Soil microbes eat biodegradable plastic

Swiss and Austrian researchers show that soil microorganisms fully metabolize biodegradable polymer polybutylene adipate terephthalate; European Bioplastics deems doubts about biodegradable plastics clarified

Opinion: Renewable carbon for sustainable chemical industry

Position paper by nova-Institute highlights why chemical and plastics industry should switch to renewable carbon sources and illustrates how this could be achieved

Opinion: Ambitious SVHC database needed

European Consumer Organisation calls on ECHA to ensure database on SVHCs improves notification of and information on SVHCs in articles and products

EU advisory body recommends prioritizing chemicals legislation

European Economic and Social Committee publishes opinion on chemicals, products, waste in the circular economy, calls for full application of REACH and other chemicals legislation

Consumer app highlights PFCs

German Environment Agency launches app to inform consumers about exposure to and environmental effects of per- and polyfluorinated compounds

Chemicals in plastics and obesity

U.S. researchers discuss contribution of exposure to endocrine disruptors to metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes

Demand for glass packaging growing

European Container Glass Federation reports continuing growth of glass packaging production; European consumers favor glass food and drink packaging, according to Friends of Glass survey

Laser marks on German fruit and vegetables

German retailer EDEKA launches laser marks on fruit and vegetables instead of using sticker labels or plastic film

Food Packaging & Health

Non-intentionally added substances (NIAS)

NIAS occur in all types of food contact materials, are…

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

Latest FPF report

Non-intentionally added substances

Updated FPF dossier and summary article on NIAS published

Dossiers

FPF dossiers are thoroughly researched by trained scientists. They provide in-depth background information about different topics pertinent to food contact materials and health. The dossiers compile scientific knowledge, market data and regulatory background in an easily accessible format. Dossiers include available data on chemical migration into food and effects on human health.

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