EFSA assesses HDPE and PP recycling process

EFSA’s CEF Panel considers HDPE and PP made from recycling process ‘Morssinkhof Plastics’ suitable for use in food contact articles intended for dry foods, fruits, vegetables and meat under specific conditions

Polyolefin circular economy platform

Plastics industry launches Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform aiming to increase reuse and recycling of polyolefin products; initial focus on packaging

Plastic-eating worms – a solution to pollution?

Scientific report on wax moth caterpillars munching polyethylene bags sparks hope for new solution to plastic pollution; closer look highlights long way ahead of transition from discovery to practice

Conference on polyolefins

Annual summit on the future of polyolefins to take place on January 18-19, 2017 in Amsterdam

PP and HDPE recycling by Pokas Arcadian Recycle

EFSA evaluates ‘Pokas Arcadian Recycle Ltd’ process for recycling of PP and HDPE for food contact applications; concludes that the process is insufficiently characterized regarding its ability to remove potential contaminants

Health risks of ‘BPA-free’ baby bottles

Scientists evaluate health risks of migrants from ‘BPA-free’ baby bottles made of PP, PA, PES, silicone, Tritan™, stainless steel; silicone bottle, several PP bottles of ‘high concern’; Tritan™ bottle, several more PP bottles of ‘concern’

Modeling of migration from LDPE

Scientists determine key parameters for modeling migration of benzophenone and several other contaminants from low density polyethylene into food simulants and foodstuffs; propose revision of worst-case scenario values

Decontamination of recycled polyolefins

Scientists review decontamination of recycled polyolefins, compare it to PET; existing processes need re-examination using high molecular weight surrogate contaminants

Printing ink components identified in food stuff

Final report of a German project on the extend of the presence of printing inks from packaging materials in food stuff published