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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Food contact testing: Legislation on Food-Contact Materials

From 1st January 2016, all the plastic articles in contact with food that require migration tests must be tested with the simulants and the exposure conditions indicated in the Regulation 10/2011 and so issue the declaration of conformity

A new era for plastic bags

Reusable plastic bags and biodegradable plastic bags are proposed as an alternative to disposable single-use ones

The safety of food contact packaging

For some years now, packaging manufacturers and the food industry have become aware of the importance of guaranteeing the safety of food contact materials. Moreover, […]

CE marking plastics for construction products

With the coming into force of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), new rules apply to construction products, which need to be tested using European standards […]