Scientific Opinion on the safety assessment of the following processes based on Starlinger Decon technology used to recycle post-consumer PET into food contact materials “Re-PET”, “Etimex”, “Dannemann”,“Dentis”, “PRT”, “Tec-Folien”, “Linpac”, “Fellinger A

According to the Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 of 27 March 2008 on recycled plastic materials intended to come into contact with foods and amending Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 , EFSA is requested to evaluate recycling processes in which plastic waste is recycled pursuant to the definition of recycling in point 7 of Article 3 of Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste. In this context, the CEF Panel evaluated the following processes “Re-PET”, “Etimex”, “Dannemann”, “Dentis”, “PRT”, “Tec-Folien”, “Fellinger A flakes”, “Linpac”, “TDX” and “HVZ”.

Link to resource: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/3397.htm?utm_source=ejtoc&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2014/5

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Organisation: European Food Standards Authority Visit this organisation's home page

Organisation type: Government organisation

Charge for usage of this resource: None - free

Main area addressed by this resource: Consumers, Food contact, Legislation, Materials, Recycling, Regulations & standards, Safety, Sustainability

Information type: Website information pages, Detailed information, Downloadable PDF

Geographical scope: EU

Level of detail: Detailed

Materials: PET, Polymers

Packaging types: Bottles, Trays (all)

Product/sector focus: Food & drink

Design topics: Recycled content, Safety

Latest developments:

End of life: Recycling

Compliance: EU requirements, Food contact, Regulations, Testing

Audience: Converters, Manufacturers, Those interested in environment, Those who spec packaging


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