FCMs in the circular economy

Event at EU parliament highlights challenges, opportunities for chemical safety of FCMs in the circular economy

Recycling of PET thermoforms

Petcore Europe updates on recent challenges in recycling PET thermoforms; collection and sorting of PET packaging need improvement; packaging design is key for recycling

DEHP recycling approved

European Commission’s REACH Committee gives green light for use of DEHP in recycled plastics

Hazardous chemicals and recycling

Dutch institute for public health (RIVM) recommends “responsible” plastics recycling; use of purification technology to minimize exposure to chemicals of concern is advised

Intelligent packaging: Applications overview

Scientists review basic principles and market applications of intelligent food packaging; discuss the obstacles to a broader market penetration

Tool for identifying hazardous chemicals

Clean Production Action releases GreenScreen List Translator, a rapid-screening appliance within its GreenScreen tool aimed at companies for identifying hazardous chemicals in products

FCM policy briefing: CHEM Trust

Non-profit organization CHEM Trust releases policy briefing on regulation of FCMs in the EU; recommends better integration with REACH and reduction of chemicals of concern

Plastics and circular economy

New report by the Ellen McArthur Foundation presents strategies to achieve a more sustainable plastics economy

Opportunities for plastic FCM manufacturers

Plastic food contact industry meets to discuss plastics recycling, NIAS, risk assessment and chemicals of concern in FCMs

EU: New Circular Economy Package

European Commission adopts new Circular Economy Package; strategy on plastic recyclability, biodegradability, and presence of hazardous chemicals proposed