The upcoming revision of the Foodcontactmaterials legislation (expected in Q4 2022) is again an opportunity for EU legislation on printing inks for food contact materials. In this interview, Dr. Matthias Henker explains the approach at EuPIA on printing inks for food packaging and which bottlenecks should be avoided in future legislation.
PET bottles containing post-consumer recycled material will soon be the norm, not the exception. European Union law says that from 2025, PET beverage bottles will have to contain at least 25 % rPET (calculated as an average for all PET bottles placed on the market within any member state). That figure will rise to 30% from 2030. Similar pieces of legislation are being introduced in other regions of the world too.