Tesco to exclude brands with non-recyclable packaging

UK supermarket chain announces it will reserve right to not list brands with too much non-recyclable packaging starting in 2020; non-recyclable materials in own brands to be eliminated

Danish portal on nano-risk

Web platform to include tools for screening, assessing, and managing risks of nanomaterials and nano-containing products; targets occupational health and safety professionals

Innovating business models for the circular economy

Strategic innovation agency Switchrs discusses the importance of innovating business models to transition towards a circular economy; reviews recent EU report on the plastics value chain

Active and intelligent packaging congress 2019

AIPIA World Congress to take place on November 18-19, 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; include presentations on nanotechnology in packaging, food waste control

Chinese public consultation on 21 substances

Authorities open public consultation on 21 substances used in food contact materials; focus placed on additives and resins that are new or being considered for expanded use scope or level; comments accepted until September 19, 2019

Australia to ban exporting recyclable waste

Prime Minister announces goal of banning waste plastic, paper, and glass exports; reviewing options to better handle and reduce waste domestically; bans to be implemented ‘as soon as practicable’

Final event: Hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging (HCPP) project

Food Packaging Forum to co-host event on September 12, 2019 in Gothenburg, Sweden presenting results from multi-year research project on chemicals in plastic packaging; registration open to attend in person or via live webinar

UK public consultation on food strategy

Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs calls for evidence to support development of National Food Strategy; plans for ‘radical shake-up of the UK’s food industry’; consultation open online until October 25, 2019

Public events on safer products bill and toxicology roadmap

U.S. State of Washington to host webinar on August 29, 2019 explaining new Safer Products for Washington bill and planned implementation; U.S. FDA to hold public workshop on September 18, 2019 providing update on development of Predictive Toxicology Roadmap

EU and U.S. approaches to NIAS

Keller and Heckman article discusses existing regulations related to non-intentionally added substances (NIAS); compares EU and U.S. approaches, outlines risk assessment steps