IV International Seminar
on Plastics Legislation 2023
A key event for the industry
24 - 25 MAY
You will learn about all the legal measures that can affect your company and how to implement them.
The purpose of the seminar is to present the current situation, new developments and trends in legislation and standards regulating the plastics industry.
In the next few years, legislative changes are expected to affect the way products are conceived, particularly those containing plastic, as established in the European Green Pact and the New Circular Economy Plan for a cleaner and more competitive Europe.
Other factors expected to have an impact may arise in different fields such as new limitations on substances as part of the REACH regulation, new plastics legislation, food contact materials and other international regulations.
All this heralds times of change, which will be both a challenge and an opportunity for the plastics industry. The challenge will involve adapting to new demands, whereas opportunities will come from new developments that demonstrate the many virtues of plastic, and that contribute specific solutions in areas such as climate change, food waste and health protection.
Registration of attendees
Welcome remarks and opnening
SESSION 1: LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS AT INTERNATIONAL LEVEL
Moderator: Sergio Giménez · Business Manager at AIMPLAS
Proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation
Pierre Henry · EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Towards an international treaty to end plastics pollution: our view
Juan Ruiz · PLASTICS EUROPE
EU microplastics legislation project
Steffen Foss · TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Packaging regulation and directive project
Mariana Reina · AIMPLAS
Existing and expected EPR and minimum regulation requirements for products
José Guaita · HEURA
Cessation of waste status in the EU: cases by country
Óscar Hernández · ANARPLA
SESSION 2: WASTE LAW AND TAX ON PLASTICS
Moderator: Eva Verdejo · Chemical Recycling leader at AIMPLAS
Current situation in the application of the Waste Law
Ángela Osma · ANAIP
Taxation of the tax on plastics
Mar Guardiola · ANDERSEN
How to reduce the tax: reusing
Enrique Benavent · AIMPLAS
How to reduce the tax: use of recycled materials (UNE 15343)
José Vicente Zaragozà · KIWA
Visit to AIMPLAS
SESSION 3: REACH LEGISLATION
Moderator: Belén Monje · Mechanochemistry and Reactive Extrusion leader at AIMPLAS
Developments in the polymers register and the PFAS restriction
Francisco Hernández · CHEMSERVICE
Prohibitions or restrictions to an international level of substances of high concern
Belén Monje · AIMPLAS
Application of REACH in the mechanical recycling of plastics
Eva Bonillo · SERVIREACH
Application of REACH in the chemical recycling of plastics
Elena Adán · BASF
SESSION 4: AVOIDING GREENWASHING THROUGH PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
Moderator: Enrique Román · Technical sales advisor at RAORSA
Process, content and recyclability
Sonia Albein · AIMPLAS
Sara García · TÜV AUSTRIA IBERIA
Plastica seconda vita
Anna Lisa Polimeni · IPPR
FER: Portugal regulations and requirements
Pedro Fernandes · APCER
Standards in legislation: a relationship based on trust
Rafael Postigo · UNE
SESSION 5: FOOD CONTACT PLASTICS
Moderator: Mamen Moreno · Food Contact & Packaging researcher at AIMPLAS
Challenges and opportunities of Regulation 2022/1616 on food contact plastics recycling
Darío Dainelli · Darío Dainelli Policy & Regulatory Affairs
FDA in the regulation of recycling materials in contact with food
Hazel O'Keeffe · KELLER & HECKMAN
Bioassays and NIAS
Raquel Requena · AIMPLAS
Legislation of paper and cardboard in contact with food: current situation
Eva Martínez · AIDIMME
Innovation and sustainability in certified food and beverage contact coatings and varnishes
Marta García · FAKOLITH
Application in other sectors: cosmetics
Gerald Renner · COSMETICS EUROPE
Legislative developments and trends at international level
The goal of this first block is to introduce the trends and legislative bills in process, especially those related to the global plastic pollution treaty, EU ecodesign directive, microplastics regulations and other regulatory measures.
Waste law: tax on plastics
In this block, the impact will be assessed of charging a tax on non-reusable plastic packaging in Spain. Ways of addressing this issue will also be proposed.
The REACH regulation
The regulation for control of importation and production of substances and mixtures is continuously updated to guarantee safe use of products.
It is therefore important to be aware of all new developments in this complex legislation, such as the registration of polymers, prohibitions and restrictions on substances of concern such as phthalates and TiO2, and the possibility of applying this regulation to recycled material.
Avoiding greenwashing through product certification
This unrecommended practice is becoming more and more common in consumer products and is known to create confusion and misinformation. This block will cover different tools for certifying products and thus provide proof that their production procedures are aligned with respect for the environment.
Food contact plastic
Concerns about food safety continue to grow, especially because an increasing number of products on the market are made of materials that have not been tested for food use and could cause health problems.
In this block, new developments in plastics legislation and recycled plastic used for food contact will be presented.