22 XI 2023 - European Parliament adopts amended Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation including bisphenol A ban

On November 22, 2023, the European Parliament adopted its position on the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) with 426 votes in favor, 125 against, and 74 abstentions. The original draft regulation proposed in November 2022 went through public consultation and various amendments until it was finalized on October 24, 2023, by the Environment, Public Health, and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee. Parliament press release can be read here.

The proposed regulations encompass various measures aimed at reducing packaging, limiting specific types, and banning the use of harmful chemicals per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. Parliament is ready to start talks with national governments on the final form of the law, once the Council has adopted its position.

SARL HODMETER - R.C.S. 480 146 802 Rouen, France - Legal notices

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