EFSA recycling plastics group: 6th meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel’s working group on recycling plastics 2018-2021 continues discussing draft scientific opinions on several plastic recycling processes; minutes of the 6th meeting now available online

EU conference on chemicals policy 2030

European Commission hosts multi-stakeholder conference on chemicals policy; discusses setting criteria for green and sustainable chemistry, chemicals in the circular economy, and fair competition from foreign manufacturers

California to act on single-use plastics

Senate and Assembly of California address circular economy and plastic pollution; focus on reduction and domestic recycling of single-use plastics

Book about reuse

Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s New Plastics Economy initiative launches book about reuse; outlines reuse framework, identifies 6 major benefits of reuse to business and consumers, gives 69 reuse examples

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

Webinar on chemical recycling

Webinar hosted by PAC Packaging Consortium to feature speakers from 3 companies involved in chemical recycling of plastics

EFSA recycling plastics group: 5th meeting

Minutes of the 5th meeting of EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online

EU elections: NGOs call for action on chemicals

European NGOs publish manifestos ahead of EU parliamentary elections calling for action on a range of issues including exposure to hazardous chemicals, EDCs, and a clean circular economy

ERM seminar on food contact materials

Consultancy firm ERM holds seminar focusing on current developments in regulatory compliance; discuss non-intentionally added substances, recycling, circular economy