12 June 2019, the Official Journal of European Union released the directive (EC) 2019/904 to restrict the disposable plastics and products. It aims to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, in particular the aquatic environment, and on human health, as well as to promote the transition to a circular economy with innovative and sustainable business models, products and materials, thus also contributing to the efficient functioning of the internal market. This Directive is addressed to the member states and shall enter into force on 1 July 2019.
The directive calls for reducing and limiting the consumption of disposable plastics, including beverage cups, beverage mixers, other food contact containers and tableware such as fast food packaging, sanitary towels (pads), tampons, wet wipes and other disposable sanitary products, balloons, Tobacco products with filters and other plastic products or plastic parts. For the sake of women's health, manufacturers are required to avoid adding harmful chemicals to sanitary napkins, tampons and tampon applicators.
Regulations for food contact plastic materials and metal products is (EU) No 10/2011, China general standard GB 4806.1-General safety requirements for food contact materials and products, and in view of the disposable sanitary products mandatory standard is GB 15979-the health standard for disposable sanitary products. C&K Testing can provide related consulting services and project testing services for enterprises. C&K Testing reminds enterprises to pay attention to the related regulation, fulfill the corresponding obligations in time and prevent the subsequent risks effectively.