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11 May 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
11 May 2021
Inception Impact Assessment for REACH and CLP review

European Commission seeks feedback on roadmaps for review of REACH and CLP regulations until June 1

REACH | CLP
11 May 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
11 May 2021
France notified stepwise reduction of plastic content in single-use plastic cups

Maximum plastic content will be 15% in July 2021, 8% in January 2024, and 0% in January 2026, pending an evaluation to be performed in 2024

single use plastics | France | sustainability
29 April 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
29 April 2021
ECHA proposes seven substances for authorization

Seven substances proposed to be included in authorization list

REACH
29 April 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
29 April 2021
UK report on biobased & biodegradable plastics

UK summary of a public consultation finds that biobased plastic packaging can be problematic, while biodegradable/compostable could be beneficial in specific uses

compostable | sustainability | biobased
29 April 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
29 April 2021
France to ban plastic stickers on fruits and vegetables

France will ban non-compostable labels on fruits and vegetables as of January 1, 2022

labels | sustainability
28 April 2021
28 April 2021
The essential role of labels during and beyond the Pandemic

With just over a month to go till the online ELF, we have completed a full cycle since the outbreak of the Pandemic here in Europe. What looked like a converging pattern of slowing growth between the general economy and our industry since 2017, abruptly ended a year ago. At that time, the label industry turned ‘north’ after the outbreak in March 2020, where the European economy went ‘south’. 

European Label Forum
19 April 2021
Labelexpo series news
19 April 2021
Label Academy hosts successful third virtual master class

Label Academy, the global training provider for the label and package printing industry, recently hosted its third virtual master classes, this time covering brand protection and anti-counterfeiting.

15 April 2021
FINAT news
15 April 2021
FINAT invites the Label Community to reconnect online with the perfect package of activities for networking and learning

FINAT, the European association for the self-adhesive label industry cordially invites you to join them for a week-long forum and festival of events taking stock of the past year.

European Label Forum
15 April 2021
Sustainability & Regulations news
15 April 2021
Germany restriction of MOAH notified to WTO

Germany notified the WTO or their intention to restrict FCMs made from recycled paper and board, unless the MOAH migration is below a threshold, or a functional barrier is present

food contact materials
1 April 2021
FINAT news
1 April 2021
UN report on LCA approach for single-use plastic products

A report from the UN Environment Programme adresses single-use plastic products from a life cycle approach, concluding that major systemic changes are necessary at all stakeholder levels

life cycle assessment | circular economy | single use plastics

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