OECD webinar on PFAS alternatives

Webinar will present efforts to eliminate per and polyfluoroalkyl substances from consumer products, feature presentations from W.L. Gore & Associates

Second stakeholder workshop on EU FCM regulation

Brussels meeting gathers stakeholders to discuss findings of consultancy ecorys’ report on the European FCM regulation review; comments can be provided until September 16, 2019

California modifies draft circular economy bill

State lawmakers adapt proposed legislation on single use packaging and recycling following stakeholder discussions, keep target for 75% recycling rate by 2030, add language regarding material neutral treatment and use of a stakeholder advisory panel

Thai consultation defining food contact materials

National authorities close public consultation on the matter; new definition would create need for national FCM standard; timeline for resulting regulatory amendments still unannounced

Information requirements for SCIP database

European Chemicals Agency sets information requirements for upcoming database on substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in products; requires name, concentration, location of SVHC in article; notification to be required from January 5, 2021

India to ban six types of single-use plastic articles

National ban on plastic bags, bottles, plates, straws, sachets, cups to come into effect October 2, 2019; seen as first big step to meet plastic reduction targets by 2022

Four new SVHCs proposed

EU member states propose four new substances for inclusion on REACH Candidate list of substances of very high concern for Authorization; all substances relevant for food contact

Indian draft FCM standard for printing inks

Bureau of Indian Standards consults on revised draft standard for printing inks in food contact materials; recommends exclusion of several pigments, dyes, solvents, plasticizers and other compounds from printing ink formulations

France: Second national strategy on EDCs

France publishes second national strategy on endocrine disrupting chemicals; plans creation of EDC list in 2020, followed by education campaigns; calls for tighter and more harmonized EDC regulations EU-wide; allocates funds to support EDC research

Draft 15th amendment to EU plastic FCM regulation

EU Commission drafting new amendment for EU Regulation 10/2011 on plastic FCMs; authorizes new substances, decreases non-detect migration limits, adds migration limits for elements and metals