Guidance on sorting for recycling

Plastics Recyclers Europe publishes guidance on sorting to enable high-quality recycling

Single-use plastics directive coming into force

EU’s single-use plastics directive now published in the Official Journal of the EU

EU roadmap for evaluating EDC regulations

EU Commission opens public consultation on roadmap for reviewing coherence of EU measures on endocrine disrupting chemicals and their effectiveness for protecting public health and the environment; responses accepted until July 10, 2019

Canada to ban single-use plastics

Focus on reducing plastic pollution; development of action plan announced for Canada-wide Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste; bans planned to begin by 2021 but details still to be finalized

First World Food Safety Day

Celebrating the first ever World Food Safety Day, EFSA publishes results of EU consumer survey on food safety, BfR holds event on microplastics

Maine bill on phthalates and PFAS

U.S. State of Maine passess legislation aiming to eliminate phthalates and PFAS from food packaging from 2020, establish a system to assess further substances of concern in FCMs

EFSA guidance on using TTC

EFSA publishes guidance on using the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC) approach in food safety assessment

Webinar on silicones in FCMs

Upcoming webinar to present on the use of silicones in food contact materials, discuss applications, regulations, migration, and toxicity

Major retailers set chemical innovation priorities

Retail Leadership Council issues statement outlining priority product categories and chemical classes for safer chemical alternatives in products, sets roadmap for increasing transparency for data sharing between businesses and with consumers

Draft Chinese FCM adhesives standard

Chinese National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment publishes draft standard for adhesives used in food contact materials; includes positive list of base polymers, maximum use amount, migration limits; public consultation open until July 20, 2019