About this Webinar
On June 10, 2021, from 17:00 to 18:00 CEST, the Food Packaging Forum held the final webinar within its Spring 2021 series titled “Putting the EU Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) into action: Challenges and opportunities for Food Contact Materials (FCMs).” This fourth webinar focuses on implementation of the CSS and asks: How to deal with complexity in the chemicals area? And: How will the CSS inform an improved EU FCM regulation?
The webinar featured two presentations from Martin Hojsík, Member of the European Parliament, and Prof. Martin Scheringer of ETH Zürich and Masaryk University. The presentations were followed by an open discussion session with the audience, including the opportunity to ask questions.
This webinar was an official partner event of the 2021 EU Green Week. More information about the high-level conference and other partner events involved in this year’s Green Week is available on the European Commission’s event page.
About this Webinar Series
Chemicals undeniably have enabled societal prosperity and wellbeing. At the same time, the production and use of chemicals come at an environmental and societal cost. For current and future generations to continue benefiting from the safe and sustainable use of chemicals, the European Commission recently launched its Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) which is part of the EU’s overarching Green Deal action plan (FPF reported). The CSS provides the framework for development in the right direction, but ultimately, its effectiveness will depend on implementation in new or revised EU regulations. And the EU food contact materials (FCMs) regulation that is currently being revised will be the first testing ground for putting the CSS into action. Therefore, the Food Packaging Forum is holding a webinar series in the Spring of 2021 to discuss what is most important when implementing the CSS into the revised FCM regulation. Diverse issues will be highlighted, and related topics will be discussed by experts in more detail and draw on current scientific knowledge, including green chemistry, hazardous chemicals, endocrine disruption, mixture toxicity, simplifying chemicals, and substituting hazardous chemicals – with a focus on FCMs and the ongoing regulatory revision in Europe.
Links to information and recordings of the other webinars within the series are shown below:
- March 18, 2021 – Setting the scene
- April 15, 2021 – Addressing endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) and mixtures
- May 20, 2021 – Responding to hazardous chemicals in plastic FCMs