Dirty plastics need not apply

Recycled plastics might be healthy for the environment but is it safe for food use?

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) published this month its guidelines on recycled plastics for food packaging to make sure the plastics are not contaminated.

EFSA will take into account the quality of the input materials, the efficiency of the process to decontaminate the plastics and the intended use of the recycled plastic.

Once EFSA has evaluated recycling processes, EFSA’s opinions will be forwarded to the European Commission for authorization, which if approved will be added to the Register of authorized recycling processes.


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