Preventing cancer from environmental pollutants: Infographic

Health and Environmental Alliance (HEAL) and the European Cancer Leagues publish set of infographics illustrating role environmental pollutants play in causing cancer; call for revisions to EU food contact materials legislation to reduce hazardous chemical exposures

Klosters Forum podcast features FPF director

Latest episode of the Feed and Flourish podcast developed by The Klosters Forum discusses food packaging and the global food system with Jane Muncke from the Food Packaging Forum; examines interconnectedness of global issues, steps consumers can take

Webinar on EU Circular Economy Action Plan and plastics industry

Polymer Comply Europe (PCE) to hold webinar on June 10, 2020 focusing on the action plan and upcoming challenges for the plastics industry, feature presentations from DG Environment policy officers

Webinar on key characteristics of hazardous chemicals

Food Packaging Forum holds webinar with presentation from Martyn Smith on the identification of key characteristics to support chemical evaluation; introduces concept and recent key publications; recording now available to watch

UNEP report assesses plastic packaging labels

Joint report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) maps and assesses global labeling schemes and claims related to recycling and disposal of plastic packaging; recommends global harmonization of definitions, better consideration of actual local conditions, restriction of chasing arrows symbol, labels being verified with enforcement of proper use

Nestlé trials in-store dispensers for reusable packaging

Following testing in three stores in Switzerland, company plans on expanding testing to additional locations; aims to support reusable and refillable packaging options to meet 2025 packaging commitments

CLARITY-BPA study finds clear non-monotonicity

Researchers publish study identifying non-monotonic effects on mammary gland development across all ages of rats; finds causal relationship between BPA exposure and effects observed, results counter earlier statements that effects are rather due to random events

EU Farm to Fork Strategy announces timeline for FCM revisions

European Commission publishes strategy aiming to change how Europeans value food sustainability; confirms that current EU regulations on food contact materials (FCMs) will be revised to reduce use of hazardous chemicals and support re-usable packaging solutions; proposed revision to be released end of 2022

Study integrates PFAS into life cycle assessment

Researchers create framework to consider the impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in life cycle assessment (LCA); develops impact characterization factors within USEtox model; finds that even low PFAS emissions can have large effects on LCA results

Webinar on computational predictive toxicology projects

American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology (ASCCT) to hold webinar on May 26, 2020, discussing three recently completed projects developing collaborative in silico toxicology models