The new Regulation (EU) 2023/1230 published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 29 June will entirely replace the existing Directive 2006/42/EC (“Machinery Directive”) as of 20 January 2027. This means that technology manufacturers have three years to adapt to the new requirements outlined below.
EU lawmakers are currently striving to overhaul the bloc’s packaging rules for increased sustainability. The new Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation aims to reduce waste thanks to higher recycling and reuse targets.
On Wednesday 12 July, with 473 votes in favour, 110 against and 69 abstentions, MEPs in plenary session adopted a legislative resolution prepared by the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI)
Points of interest from the conference, which consolidates the Italian front of the industrial supply chains involved. Critical voices both on the merits of the regulation that impacts on enterprises, and on the European decision-making process, in which clear and transparent scientific evaluations are missing.
Following the release of the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on packaging and packaging waste, Freshfel Europe is calling on decision-makers to enact sustainable and functional harmonized EU packaging rules for fresh fruit and vegetables.
It is European regulations focused on food contact materials and widely used additives such as E 171 that are the focus of attention for Sun Chemical, the world’s leading manufacturer of inks and coatings for all printing processes.