Recyclable packaging for meat products

Australian retailer Coles switches to recyclable meat packaging made from recycled PET with biodegradable barrier layer

EFSA evaluates ‘General Plastic’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEP Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘General Plastic’ safe for use in food contact articles for all types of foodstuffs under certain conditions

CEP Panel: 1st plenary meeting

EFSA’s newly formed CEP Panel held 1st plenary meeting, July 4-5, 2018; working groups established; ongoing mandates and PET recycling process discussed

EFSA assesses ‘Linpac’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from recycling process ‘Linpac’ safe for use in food contact articles for all types of foodstuffs, except packaged water, under certain conditions

Opinion: recycled content mandates needed

Non-profit organization Reloop comments on EU Commission’s proposal for reduction of environmental impacts of single-use plastics, calls for setting recycled content mandates, high targets for recycling of beverage bottles, EU-wide deposit-refund schemes

EFSA evaluates Gneuss recycling for PET

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers PET made from Gneuss recycling processes safe for use in food contact articles intended ‘for long-term storage at room temperature with all types of food stuffs’; trays made of this recycled PET not to be used in microwave or conventional oven

EU PET industry to provide antimony data

Committee of EU PET manufacturers joins data campaign to produce exposure information on antimony substances used in PET production

Tray-to-tray PET recycling

4PET Recycling launches first tray-to-tray PET recycling line in the Netherlands; Petcore Europe welcomes initiative as step towards ‘circular PET’

CEF Panel: 75th plenary meeting

EFSA’s CEF Panel discusses PET recycling processes, new mandate for evaluating food contact chemical, safety assessment of phthalates and BPA in FCMs at 75th plenary meeting, held June 5-7, 2018

EFSA working group on recycling plastics: 23rd meeting

Updated meeting minutes of EFSA’s CEF Panel working group on recycling plastics now available online