CPI health, safety, and industry conference

Confederation of Paper Industries hosts conference on July 9, 2019, with sessions focused on food contact materials, recyclability, extended producer responsibility

EU reviews metal limits in ceramic and glass FCMs

European Commission initiative to consider lowering migration limits for lead, cadmium, other heavy metals in ceramic, glass, and enamel food contact materials; feedback on roadmap open until June 26, 2019, full public consultation to follow

EU commission calls for additional FCM testing

European Commission asks EU member states to carry out additional tests to determine prevalence of substance migration from food contact materials and articles; recommendation targets primary aromatic amines, bisphenols, plasticizers, and fluorinated compounds

Loop launches in the U.S.

Circular packaging platform launches in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., announces Kroger and Walgreens as first retail partners and aims to expand to further regions

Overview of Latin American FCM regulations

Law firm Keller and Heckman LLP summarizes existing regulations governing food contact materials for many countries in South America

ECHA conference and Helsinki Chemicals Forum

European Chemicals Agency hosts conference on current priorities for chemical regulations in the EU; annual international forum hosts multi-stakeholder discussions on risk management options, chemical grouping, plastics and circularity, and access to data

U.S. recycling developments state by state

Waste Dive tracks daily changes to recycling schemes in each of the 50 U.S. states, expects continued turbulence as local governments adapt to international changes

EU chemicals policy 2030 conference

European Commission to host high level conference June 27-28, 2019 to present results from chemicals legislation reviews, invite stakeholders to discuss developments and next steps within the EU

Global Food Contact conference updates

Smithers Pira conference covers global developments in food contact regulations and materials; focus on NIAS testing, non-harmonized EU materials, regulatory changes in Asia

Fiber tray to replace black plastic

Supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners introduces fiber based packaging for ready-made meals; tray is microwave and oven safe, recyclable in paper stream, compostable at home