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18 August 2020 

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Regulatory, Safety & Risk Issues

"Challenges in bringing to market suitable, food grade
recycled packaging materials"

"Updates on EU regulation for food contact materials with focus
on recycled packaging and how to mitigate risks"


Sustainability objectives and the drive to a circular economy is increasing demand for all recycled materials in packaging.

The biggest challenge for food companies though, is to find suitable recycled food grade material.

Nestlé, the world’s biggest food company announced in January 2020 that it will spend more than  than 1.5 billion Swiss francs to buy 2 million metric tons of recycled plastic between now and 2025.

This is a laudable first move by a food company that is willing to pay above the market rate for the recycled material as part of its strategy to alleviate a shortage of used plastics suitable for food packaging and in turn boost up supplies, innovations in technology to improve food grade recycling plastics.

What are the solutions by Nestle to reach the targeted recycled content ?

Using recycled plastics – especially within food contact applications – is challenging and governed by European Commission’s published Regulation No 282/2008.

However, the regulation only applies for plastic waste which has been treated mechanically. Future amendments to the regulation is called for as chemical recycling comes into play.

To date food-grade plastic has been the most complex to obtain due to the risks of using second-hand plastics potentially containing toxic chemicals that could be dangerous to human health. It is an EFSA requirement that recycled plastics used for food applications is made from predominantly (e.g. greater than 99%) packaging that was previously used for food-grade products.

One of the the biggest roadblock to increasing the amount of recycled plastic for food packaging is the poor quality of recyclates.

  • What technology innovations are out there to accurately identify and sort food-grade and non-food-grade polymers of all types ? What are the solutions for difficult-to-recycle and food grade plastics
  • What are the updates on EU regulation for food contact materials with focus on recycled packaging
  • What are the regulatory developments in France on packaging design with regards to recyclability and food safety
  • Hear from one of Europe’s largest cardboard and paper recyclers, DS Smith Recycling on how they are playing an important role in returning coffee cups back into the loop
  • How to get approvals for non harmonised food contact materials such as coatings
  • Risk Assessment of Recyclates Behind Functional Barriers
  • What is the certification scheme for recycling processes of plastic containers
  • What is the Polystyrene industry doing on increasing recycling rates & closing the loop with food grade recycled content
  • Overview of the on-going mechanical recycling projects in Italy and  life cycle assessments
  • Digital watermarketing technology – a new revolution in intelligent sorting solutions for plastics recycling
  • Global PepsiCo Sustainability Program – An update
Don’t delay! Sign up now with hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg and enjoy early bird discounts.


Comments from Recycled Packaging for Food Contact, 18-19 Sep 2019 - Brussels.

"Fully packed conference on packaging regarding the future goals and challenges to achieve circular economy" ~ Polykemi

"Excellent panel to get the most relevant information about food contact in recycled packaging"
~ Total Petrochemicals

"Enjoyed the conference with a wide range of perspectives from the industry"
~ Britvic

"A lot of useful information, Excellent"
~ Polyprint

"Very good information, high level of details from presenters, great discussions and networking. Excellent"
~ Veolia

"An excellent range of presentation and networking opportunities"
~ Amcor

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive Luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact cynthia@cmtsp.com.sg

News Feed

Citeo joins hands with Total, Recycling Technologies, Mars and Nestlé to study Chemical Recycling of Plastics in France

Posted on : 16 Apr, 2020

In a first of its kind industry consortium involving world-leading players from across the plastic packaging value chain – Citeo, Total (international energy company), Recycling Technologies (plastic recycling technology provider), and global brands Nestlé and Mars have collaborated to study chemical recycling of plastics in France.
The companies will partner to examine the technical and economic feasibility of recycling complex plastic waste, such as small, flexible and multilayered food-grade packaging that are currently incinerated or disposed in landfills as they are considered non-recyclable.
The study aligns with Citeo’s goal of finding end-to-end solutions for all packaging and achieve a true circular economy for post-consumer plastic waste.
The project aligns with brand owner Mars’ Circular Packaging Plan including its goal for 100% plastic packaging to be reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025 as well as Nestle’s target if making 100% of its packaging to be reusable or recyclable by 2025.

Find out more from Valentin Fournel, R & D Director, CITEO at CMT’s 2nd Recycled Packaging for Food Contact in Lisbon, Portugal.
Contact Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6817 5744 for more details on the program.


BASF, Mondi, COROOS Collaborate to Produce Food-Contact Approved Material using Chemical Recycling

Posted on : 25 Nov, 2019

More companies are experimenting with post-consumer recycled (PCR) content derived via Chemical recycling - an emerging trend in plastic recycling.
BASF’s ChemCycling pilot project in collaboration with Mondi Group (a major global packaging and paper manufacturer) and COROOS (Europe’s leading company in the preservation of fruits, vegetables and pulses) has produced a stand-up pouch that is safe for food contact. It is partly made with raw material which is derived from chemically recycled plastic.
The collaboration has helped create virgin grade material into a multi-layer laminate for food packaging for COROOS private label products and Mondi’s A-brand Servero.
In the manufacturing of these stand-up pouches, they have replaced 100% of the fossil feedstock with pyrolysis oil derived from mixed recycled material for one of the inner layers (oriented nylon 6, OPA-12 mm). In total 12% of the packaging weight is made of ChemCycled material. The recycled material was allocated via a certified mass balance approach.
Chemical recycling of plastic waste enables processing and reuse of mixed plastics that are difficult to recycle.
For more on chemical recycling for food packaging attend CMT’s 2nd Recycled Packaging for Food Contact on 29-30 Sept, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Contact Hafizah at hafizah@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9218 for more details on the program.