Plastics Super Regulation for Food Contact Affects Paper Packaging In Europe

The European Commission is currently developing a Regulation to encompass all existing legislation on plastics for food contact. Unfortunately, this measure also includes materials that are laminated with plastic, which means that the regulation in its current form will also be applicable to paper and board.

FEFCO’s involvement in this is to try to convince the commission that this regulation is not appropriate because it contributes to higher costs but not to higher safety. FEFCO does this on behalf of all paper converters gathered within CITPA and in close consultation with the paper industry (e.g. CEPI). All attempts are directed at a reversal of the decision.

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