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Adoption of 9th Amendment to the Plastics Regulation Moves Forward

The European Commission (EC) has submitted the 9th amendment to the Plastics Regulation, (EU) No 10/2011, to the European Parliament (EP) and European Council for a three month “scrutiny” period. The “right of scrutiny” by the EP and Council is one of the steps in the regulatory procedure with scrutiny (or Comitology) that controls how the EC implements amendments to the Plastics Regulation.

As mentioned in a previous PackagingLaw.com article, the 9th amendment would update the Plastics Regulation’s positive list by adding four new substances and would make changes to the restrictions/uses for (butadiene, styrene, methyl methacrylate, butyl acrylate) copolymer cross-linked with divinylbenzene or 1,3- butanediol dimethacrylate.

The draft amendment and draft annex can be viewed at the links below.

Publication of the 9th amendment in the Official Journal of the European Union is expected in February 2018.

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