The adoption of the Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations 2008 in May increases the challenges for the packaging industry. The regulation requires a Declaration of Compliance to accompany all food contact plastics. This article examines the changes and how to comply with the new legislation.
The UK Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) announced on 5 June 2008 that mixed plastics can be successfully recycled in the UK both economically and using available technologies at an event in London, UK. However, the main question asked by delegates was whether the UK’s local authorities would allow such recycling to take place?
Rexam has launched the pilot production line for its Fusion aluminium bottle at its R&D Centre in Milton Keynes. The facility, which incorporates a new necking machine, allows customers in the drinks industry to view the production process and commission branded sample bottles.
Sustainpack is a European research conglomerate that hopes to encourage widespread use of ‘renewable’ natural fibres in paper and board in packaging by adding value and functionality. The initiative, a vast undertaking into the materials science of these fibres, comprised 35 European partners from 13 countries.