Keller and Heckman’s international packaging practice keeps abreast of developments in worldwide packaging and packaging material regulations. News items of particular interest to our packaging audience can be found in this section.
The British Plastics Federation (BPF) — in conjunction with the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) and the Food and Drink Read more about New Guidelines on Recycled Content in Plastic Packaging Published
San Francisco and several other Bay Area jurisdictions have temporally banned reusable bags as part of an updated shelter in place order. By way Read more about San Francisco Bay Area Counties Ban Reusable Bags Due to COVID-19; California Suspends Plastic Bag Ban
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee vetoed a bill establishing minimum recycled content for certain plastic beverage containers, citing budget Read more about WA Governor Vetoes Plastic Beverage Container Recycling Bill due to COVID-19 Costs
In an information sheet published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on April 16, the Agency informed consumers that “… there is no Read more about No Evidence that COVID-19 is Transmitted through Food Packaging, Says FDA
The UK government implemented a tax on plastic packaging that does not contain at least 30% recycled content. The tax, which is scheduled to take Read more about UK Seeking Input on New Plastic Packaging Tax