Food Packaging & Health

Plastic recycling

Plastic recycling processes, regulations, market data and safety issues addressed

News

Canada intends to approach PFAS as single class

Canadian government announces intention to consider per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as single class; will continue to support PFAS related research, collect information on how to implement approach, review implementation of other jurisdictions; plans to publish overview report in 2023; approach open for stakeholder feedback about challenges and opportunities

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Canada paves way for future regulations on plastics

Government lists plastic products in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) as β€œtoxic”; legal step required in order to move forward with new regulation, product restrictions; will support government in implementing national plastic plans

Food Packaging & Health

Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A is widely used in plastic consumer products, including food packaging. It likely has been the most controversial substance of the last decade. The Food Packaging Forum provides a background article of application, toxicity and regulation of BPA as well as giving a summary of the most debated issues in the research of BPA.

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Studies investigate circular economy barriers, consumer perceptions

Recent set of articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals review current barriers in flexible plastics to achieving circular economy, recommends regulatory policies be tailored to individual steps in supply chain; consumers easily confused by plastic waste management system, recycling processes, biodegradability claims; researchers instead propose food system shift towards decentralization, shorter supply chains

Food Packaging & Health

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)

While few perfluorinated compounds have been phased out due to health concerns, other per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFASs) compounds continue to be used for food contact materials. The Food Packaging Forum summarizes chemistry, applications, health concerns, and regulation of PFASs.