Developments in laws and regulations on plastics

The plastics sector is one of the most highly regulated industries. At times, this means that companies are not aware of all their legal obligations. In this industry, companies must be up to date on new legislation so they have enough time to make changes affecting company activity. They also need specialized advice on legislation on plastics in order to avoid being fined or even closed down.

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Legislation on intentionally added microplastics: latest developments

Plastics are materials of great importance that simplify our lives in many ways. However, if they are not properly managed, they can be released into the environment by degrading and releasing smaller and smaller particles that generate a potential impact on different ecosystems, especially aquatic.

New standard on reusable plastic dishes

Continuing on from the standardisation work that began last year after the introduction of UNE 53928 “Plastics. Reusable polypropylene cups for food use. Definition and test method”, the same standardisation work group CTN 53/SC 4/GT 4 has tasked itself with introducing a new edition of this standard, however this time with the proposition of increasing its scope to include all types of reusable plastic dishes.

News of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently published two interesting news with respect to REACH and CLP regulations focused on the development of the first report on registered substances mapped and the new submission portal for companies for poison centres that will allow to share information with them and submit the notifications on mixtures.

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Testing plastic materials: plastic pipe standards

The standards concerning plastic pipes are determined by the material used to manufacture such pipe (polyethylene, polypropylene or PVC) and by the function that is […]

REACH regulation: new substances of high concern proposed

Five of the Member States of the European Union (France, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden) have displayed their intention of including the following six substances […]

The ECHA launches a new public consultation on some chemical compounds

Last 27 April, the European Chemicals Agency launched some new public consultations on the use of chemical compounds in 29 different applications to authorize 47 […]

Food contact packaging: functional barrier

As a result of REGULATION 282/2008/UE, the prohibition of use of recycled plastic materials in contact with food at national level disappeared, which was later […]

Notified Bodies for CE marking of plastic products

«CE marking» means European Conformity and is the manufacturers’ prove that its product complies with the minimum legal and technical requirements with respect to safety […]