Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 states that recycled plastics used for food packaging must come from an authorised recycling process.
This statement lists the 5 criteria to gain authorisation, considers the use of recycled printed plastic for food packaging and the obligations of those placing such packaging onto the market.
This article explores the current debate, with particular regard to the use of recycled newspapers in food packaging.
It clarifies the ink manufacturers historical advice and current options, suggests there are other sources of mineral oil that need consideration and recommends steps to move the situation forward.
This short statement highlights the work being carried out by EuPIA members to improve the deinking characteristics of their products. It also explains whose responsibility it is to assess any risks that may arise from recycling, and to ensure that the recycled paper or board complies with current regulations.
It is sometimes erroneously claimed that mineral oil-free inks are in regular use for coldset and heatset printing elsewhere in the world. This document provides a factual overview of the use of mineral oils in publication web offset inks and conventional sheetfed inks for commercial printing.