Single use plastics and relevant restrictions since 3rd July 2021

According to European legislation (EU) 904/2019 and its implementation in Greece with regulation 4736/2020, specific plastic products named as “single use plastics (SUP)” are gradually reduced in the market. Among these materials, production of plastic cutlery, plates and plastic straws is ceased and more environmentally friendly alternatives are to be found. The legislation refers not…

Association of Hellenic plastics industries welcomes Pack-Lab

Association of Hellenic plastics industries (A.H.P.I.) aims to highlight the advantages of plastic materials to the consumers and to correctly position them in the market, by scientifically supporting the plastics industry. Pack-Lab has recently become a member of AHPI, in order to strengthen its position among the testing laboratories for packaging and plastic materials and…

Packaging recyclability assessment

German environmental agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA) has recently published the 9 Principles for a circular economy. These principles update businesses and citizens in circular economy matters and explain the advantages of materials designed for the circular economy, depicts the importance of life cycle assessment of various products and drives consumers to reduce waste. The article…

New amendment of regulation (EU) 10/2011

At the beginning of September, the new regulation (EU) 1245/2020 has been published, amending the well-known (EU) 10/2011 on plastic materials intended to come into contact with food.   This amendment contains many binding changes regarding migration testing on food contact materials (FCM). Among others, a new limit for primary aromatic amines (PAA) is published, which…