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Webinar ‘Food Contact Materials in Circular Economy’

Digital Event, GoToWebinar
07/12/2020
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

By 2030, the European Commission will propose measures to ensure that all packaging in the EU is reusable or recyclable. To achieve this target, the EC has adopted a new action plan, the Circular Economy Action Plan promoting circular economy processes and driving design for re-use and recyclability of packaging (European Commission, 2020). In the context of food packaging, this calls not only for new designs for recyclability and re-usability but also for new methods to assess the chemical safety of recycled food contact materials. In addition, this transition will also bring its share of challenges for bodies controlling those materials and ensuring they are indeed sustainable and safe.

Join us on December 7th to discuss those three aspects in the light of emerging research:

  • Innovative design – SHERPACK, a bio-degradable paper-based packaging material
    Caroline Locre, Centre Technique du Papier, FR
  • Safety assessment – Development of a test strategy for the comprehensive safety assessment of plastic recyclates
    Bernhard Rainer, FH Campus Wien, AT
  • Consumer protection – Between sustainability and misleading consumers: from the perspective of an Official Control Laboratory
    Lydia Richter, Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office Stuttgart, DE

Reference
European Commission. 2020. COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS: A new Circular Economy Action Plan. COM(2020) 98 final.

Registration
To register for the webinar, click here.

Contact
For more information, please contact Siméon Bourdoux  at sbourdoux@ilsieurope.be.