BizNGO annual meeting 2018

Business and environment collaboration BizNGO holds annual meeting on December 4-5, 2018, in Berkeley, U.S.; registration now open

Businesses’ approach to safer chemicals

Fourth edition of Chemical Watch’s “Business guide to safer chemicals” highlights work by Coop Denmark and Sherwin-Williams to replace bisphenol A and other hazardous chemicals in food packaging

New EFSA FCM working group: 1st meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on food contact materials holds 1st meeting; minutes now available online

Photoinitiator industries form trade group

Producers and distributors of photoinitiators plan to form ‘Photoinitiators Platform’ to provide unified representation in REACH and FCM matters

REACH debate at EU Parliament

Members of EU Parliament react to German study showing a third of REACH registrations non-compliant; calls for publicizing the list of infringing companies, more efficient dossier evaluation, stricter enforcement

New EFSA plastics recycling working group: 1st meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on recycling plastics holds 1st meeting; minutes now available online

FPF Webinar on food additives and child health

Register now for the Food Packaging Forum’s webinar on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ report and policy statement on child health effects of direct and indirect food additives, to be held on November 12, 2018

EU Parliament adopts single-use plastics rules

EU Parliament adopts report on EU Commission’s proposal for regulation of certain single-use plastic articles contributing to marine litter

EU Parliament adopts drinking water report

EU Parliament adopts report on EU Commission’s proposal for revision of drinking water directive; increased use of tap water for drinking expected to reduce littering by plastic bottles

Microplastics in human stool

Scientists detect microplastics in every human stool sample collected in eight countries, call for further research to better understand influence on gastrointestinal health