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Monday February 21, 2022

Canada Wants Input on Recycled Plastic Safety

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Comment by March 14 on a Canadian technical issues paper on the nation's goal that by 2030 plastic packaging have 50% recycled content. The report acknowledges the possible safety concerns for food contact material.


However, it also generally asks ( for input on resulting risks to human health and the environment. Likely most pertinent to such concerns are these questions:

  • "Should any product categories be added to or removed from the proposed scope?"

  • "Are there other product applications for which the use of recycled content is not feasible or permissible due to legal or other requirements or potential risks for human health or the environment?"