EFSA plastics recycling working group: 2nd meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on recycling plastics holds 2nd meeting; minutes now available online

Petcore Europe conference 2019

Petcore Europe conference in February 2019 to discuss ‘perspectives and strategy of the PET value chain’ with focus on EU plastics strategy

Guidelines for designing recyclable PET trays

Petcore Europe and Plastics Recyclers Europe issue industry guidelines for designing PET trays that can be recycled back into food contact applications

EFSA assesses ‘RecyPET Hungária’ recycling process

EFSA’s CEP Panel considers recycling process ‘RecyPET Hungária’ insufficiently characterized with regard to decontamination efficiency to produce safe recycled PET

Quality-marked PET bottles to contain more recyclate

German quality label RAL Gütezeichen intends to increase average recycled content in PET beverage packaging to 50% by 2022

CEP Panel: 3rd plenary meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel held 3rd plenary meeting on October 23-25, 2018, with open sessions; new PET recycling processes, food contact chemicals, updated risk assessment for 5 phthalates discussed

New EFSA plastics recycling working group: 1st meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel working group on recycling plastics holds 1st meeting; minutes now available online

CEP Panel: 2nd plenary meeting

EFSA’s CEP Panel held 2nd plenary meeting on September 26-27, 2018; new food contact substances, PET recycling processes, evaluation of FCM legislation, updated risk assessment for phthalates discussed

PepsiCo: 50% rPET in Europe by 2030

PepsiCo commits to using 50% recycled polyethylene terephthalate in beverage bottles in the EU by 2030

BPA in recycled PET

Scientists detect high levels of bisphenol A in recycled polyethylene terephthalate, suggest monitoring BPA in rPET necessary to support ‘BPA-free’ claims