Food Contact Recycled Plastic Materials and Articles Regulation-repealed

Commission Regulation (EC) No 282/2008 of 27 March 2008 on recycled plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foods and amending Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 (Text with EEA relevance)


This Regulation shall apply to the plastic materials and articles and parts thereof intended to come into contact with foodstuffs as referred to in Article 1 of Directive 2002/72/EC which contain recycled plastic (hereafter 'recycled plastic materials and articles').


This Regulation shall not apply to the following recycled plastic materials and articles, provided that they have been manufactured according to good manufacturing practice, as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006: (a) recycled plastic materials and articles made with monomers and starting substances, derived from chemical depolymerization of plastic materials and articles; (b) recycled plastic materials and articles made from unused plastic production offcuts and/or process scraps in compliance with Directive 2002/72/EC, that are recycled within the manufacturing site or are used at another site; (c) recycled plastic materials and articles in which the recycled plastic is used behind a plastic functional barrier, as specified in Directive 2002/72/EC.

Regulatory activities

Recycled plastic materials and articles shall only be placed on the market if they contain recycled plastic obtained only from a recycling process, authorised in accordance with this Regulation. (Art.3) Article 5 Application for authorisation of recycling processes and opinion of the Authority 1. The procedure for authorisation laid down in Articles 9 and 10 of Regulation No (EC) 1935/2004 shall apply mutatis mutandis for the authorisation of recycling processes, subject to the specific provisions laid down in paragraphs 2 to 4 of this Article.

Relevant product types

Not applicable

Reference documents

Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 Directive 2002/72/EC Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006 Directive 78/142/EEC Regulation (EC) No 882/2004

Obligations based on CLP hazard class


Obligations based on properties of concerns


EU-level occupational exposure limits


EU-level emission limit values


Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

Not applicable Note: The Commission will establish and maintain a register of authorised recycling processes.

Industry submission system in place


Format for industry submission

Not applicable



Update process



Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1906 of 22 October 2015