Food-contact recycled plastic

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Nowadays, it is allowed to use recycled plastic in packages intended to be in contact with food, following a series of specifications and requisites established by EU legislation. Using recycled material in these type of applications have environmental and economic benefits for such products.

In this new scenario, it is necessary to know the legislation regulating these applications, the requirements the suppliers must meet and the specifications customers may ask for.

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- To identify EU legislation associated to the use of recycled plastics in food contact applications

- To analyse the specific requirements under this legislation.

- To discover what has to be changed, controlled, measured, analysed and registered to comply with the legislation.

- To understand and identify the different situations that may arise and how to solve each one.

Course target

_Manufacturers of food-contact plastic packaging.

_Food packers.

_Recycling companies seeking new applications and/or clients for their materials.

Priority registration will be given to industrial companies and clients associated to AIMPLAS.


9:30 - 9:40h           Welcome

9:40 - 10:40h         Introduction to food - contact plastic legislation

10:40 - 11:00h       Coffee break


11:00 - 13:30h      Introduction to plastic recycling

       Legislation requirements for recycled plastics in food contact         applications 

13:30 - 14:30h       Lunch

14:30 - 16:00h       Practical case studies 1: 

        Recycled material from industrial cut-offs

16:00 - 16:20h       Coffee break

16:20 - 17:30h       Practical case studies 2: 

        Recycled material from post-consumer wastes


Enrique Moliner Santisteve, Eva Verdejo Andrés


AIMPLAS. Instituto Tecnológico del Plástico