22 December 2021

M2A Breaking News – December 2021

Sup directive, single-use plastics. Final go-ahead from the council of ministers to the legislative decree


The Council of Ministers definitively approved Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the incidence of certain plastic products on the environment

The SUP (Single Use Plastic) directive bans certain single-use plastic products: plastic cutlery and plates, straws, cotton buds, drink stirrers, balloon rods, expanded polystyrene food and beverage containers, cups for drinks in expanded polystyrene.

Unlike the European text, the Italian implementation scheme does not include objects with paints, inks, adhesives or plastic coating in quantities of less than 10% of the final weight of the article that are not the main structural component of the finished products.

US lawmakers introduce new bill to ban PFAS in food packaging


Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS act would disallow the sale of any food packaging intentionally containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) beginning on January 1, 2024

On November 2021, Maggie Hassan, Debbie Dingel, and Don Young introduced the Keep Food Containers Safe from PFAS Act into the US House of Representatives and Senate.

The act would amend the current US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to not allow the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of food packaging containing intentionally added PFAS.

If passed in both chambers it would ban the sale of any food packaging containing PFAS beginning on January 1, 2024. The bill is the latest attempt from US lawmakers to implement a nation-wide regulation addressing the intentional use of PFAS in food packaging.