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Health Canada clears recycled PP and PS for food contact use


Health Canada has cleared recycled polypropylene (PP) and recycled polystyrene (PS) resins from NextLife, the global leader of sustainable plastic resins, for use in manufacture of thermoformed or injection molded articles for contact with food. This marks the first time that any post-consumer recycled resins have received approval in Canada for use in food products. NextLife resins, which are approved for up to 100 percent recycled content, have comparable performance qualities to virgin PP and PS and have wide consumer applications.

 

"We are extremely pleased to be the first company to receive clearance for post-consumer recycled resins to be used in the manufacture of food contact products in Canada," says Ronald Whaley, CEO of NextLife. "This expands the target market for our resins and demonstrates the success of our growth strategy which is partly based on securing approvals for our resins in different markets around the globe as we have in the U.S. and now Canada."

 

NextLife recycled PP and recycled PS resins also meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for up to 100 percent recycled content in thermoformed or injection molded articles for contact with non-alcoholic food.

 

Source: NextLife

 

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