UNWRAPPED Conference on food packaging

Conference brings together 120 international scientists, advocates, progressive industry, and communicators; discussions focus on sharing knowledge and experience, providing an overview of the latest science regarding food packaging and human health

First World Food Safety Day

Celebrating the first ever World Food Safety Day, EFSA publishes results of EU consumer survey on food safety, BfR holds event on microplastics

Nordic declaration on ocean plastics

Environment and climate ministers of Nordic countries release declaration calling for ‘global agreement to combat marine plastic litter and microplastics’

Infographics on plastics and health

Gallifrey Foundation publishes infographics on life cycle stages of plastics and risks to human health

German newspaper reports on plastic packaging

Plastic food packaging topic of article in German newspaper taz; focusing on regulation, knowledge gaps, recycling; experts provide background information

Special journal issue on food safety

European Association for Food Safety releases special issue of the journal Trends in Food Science and Technology; contains 22 review articles across five food safety themes

National Geographic’s packaging challenge

“Ocean Plastic Innovation Challenge” to reward innovations in food packaging, focus on using easily recycled materials without additives; submissions due June 2019

Updated report on microplastics

Researchers at University of Gothenburg publish report on microplastics in the environment; examine occurrence, presence in food chain, toxicity effects, risk assessment

Webinar on microplastics now available online

Recording of Collaborative on Health and Environment’s recent webinar on microplastics now available online for streaming

Proposed restriction on microplastics

ECHA proposes restriction on microplastic particles intentionally added to mixtures across consumer and professional products