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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Submissions on Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics for Food-Contact Articles

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This is a list of submissions for which FDA issued a favorable opinion on the suitability of a specific process for producing post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic to be used in the manufacturing of food-contact articles. The list includes the date of our no objection letter (NOL), the company that made the request, the subject plastic, whether the recycling process is physical or chemical, and limitations on the conditions of use for the recycled plastic.

Additional information on the safety of recycled plastics in Food Packaging is found at Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging.

If a listed process is sublicensed to be used by another manufacturer, there is no need for the sublicensing company to obtain a new favorable opinion letter issued to their name, as long as the recycling process and intended use conditions of recycled plastic are exactly the same as described in the original favorable letter listed on this website. The original favorable opinion letter is applicable to the recycling process that FDA reviewed, regardless of which manufacturer uses it.

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Recycle Number
(sorted Z-A)
Date of NOL    Company Polymer Use Limitations Recycling
Process
335            Mar 29, 2024 Versalis S.p.A. Polystyrene (PS) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the feedstock comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
334            Mar 27, 2024 Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH High-density polyethylene (HDPE) Caps for beverage bottles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
333            Mar 14, 2024 Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
332            Mar 5, 2024 Pashupati Group of Industries Polypropylene (PP) Provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations:
  1. Articles (e.g., single layer trays, containers, crates, and clamshells) intended to contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G.
  2. Articles (e.g., containers) intended for use with dry dietary supplements, retail carrier bags (grocery bags), and secondary and tertiary packaging films intended to be used with all food types under COU E through G.
  3. Non-food-contact layer in multilayer packaging intended to be used with all food types under all COU, provided that the rPP is separated from food by an effective barrier.
Physical
331            Mar 5, 2024 Ultra-Poly Corporation Polypropylene (PP) Injection-molded articles in contact with Food Type VIII under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
330            Mar 5, 2024 Pashupati Group of Industries Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contct with all food types under Conditions of Use C through H, provided the feedstock comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
329            Feb 23, 2024 Shanghai SmartLoop Industrial Co., Ltd. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or Polypropylene (PP) Provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations:
  1. Articles (e.g., single layer trays, containers, crates, and clamshells) intended to contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G.
  2. Articles (e.g., containers) intended for use with dry dietary supplements, retail carrier bags (grocery bags), and secondary and tertiary packaging films intended to be used with all food types under COU E through G.
  3. Non-food-contact layer in multilayer packaging intended to be used with all food types under all COU, provided that the rHDPE or rPP are separated from food by an effective barrier.
Physical
328            Feb 14, 2024 PT Production Indonesia Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with dry food, such as raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
327            Feb 14, 2024 DIC Corporation Polystyrene (PS) Provide the feedstock comes from thermoformed, foamed PS printed trays from food applications and complies with all applicable authorizations:
  1. Trays for holding refrigerated foods.
  2. Non-food-contact layer in multilayer packaging, provided that the rPS is separated from food by a layer of virgin PS with a thickness of ≥ 0.5 mil.
Physical
326            Feb 13, 2024 Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH Polystyrene (PS) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the feedstock comes from PS food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
325            Feb 5, 2024 Borealis Polypropylene (PP) Articles containing up to 10% recycled content in contact with Food Types VII through IX under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G, and articles containing up to 100% recycled content in contact with Food Type VIII under COU E through G, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
324            Jan 26, 2024 Guangdong Rhino New Technology Co., Ltd. Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
323            Jan 26, 2024 Yuan Tsun Plastic Co., Ltd. Polypropylene (PP) Up to 25% recycled content in the following, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations:
  1. Rigid articles (e.g., single layer trays, containers, crates, and clamshells) intended to contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G.
  2. Rigid articles (e.g., containers) intended for use with dry dietary supplements under COU E through G.
  3. Non-food-contact layer in multilayer packaging intended to be used with all food types under all COU, provided that the rPP is separated from food by an effective barrier.
Physical
322            Jan 24, 2024 Borealis High-density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles containing up to 10% recycled content in contact with Food Types VII through IX under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G, and articles containing up to 100% recycled content in contact with Food Type VIII under COU E through G, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
321            Jan 10, 2024 Circulus Holdings Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) Articles containing up to 5% recycled content in contact with Food Types I, II, IVB, VIB, and VIIB under Conditions of Use (COU) C through G, and articles containing up to 100% recycled content in contact with Food Type VIII under COU E through G, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
320            Nov 29, 2023 Hiroyuki Industries (M) SDN BHD Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through H, provided the feedstock comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
319            Nov 27, 2023 Braskem Idesa S.A.P.I. and Alcamare International Recycling Group S.A. de R.L. de C.V. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII, including raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the feedstock comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
318            Nov 22, 2023 Resirene Polystyrene (PS) Articles containing up to 25% recycled content in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use D through G, provided the feedstock comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
317            Nov 21, 2023 Global Green Material Co., Ltd. Polystyrene (PS) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII, including raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the feedstock comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
316            Nov 2, 2023 Global Green Material Co., Ltd. Polypropylene (PP)
  1. Articles (e.g., single layer trays, containers, crates, and clamshells) intended to contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G.
  2. Articles (e.g., containers) intended for use with dry dietary supplements, retail carrier bags (grocery bags), and secondary and tertiary packaging films intended to be used with all food types under COU E through G.
  3. Non-food-contact layer in multilayer packaging intended to be used with all food types under all COU, provided that the PCR-HDPE or PCR-PP are separated from food by an effective barrier.

The feedstock comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations
Physical
315            Nov 1, 2023 PureCycle Technologies LLC Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the feedstock is sourced from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
314            Oct 19, 2023 Revolution Company Linear, low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through H, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
313            Oct 17, 2023 Greentech Plastics Ltd. Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through H, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
312            Oct 12, 2023 Starlinger & Co. GmbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the feedstock complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
311            Oct 6, 2023 revalyu Resources GmbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Films and articles in contact with all food types under the conditions of use for which PET is otherwise authorized Chemical
310            Oct 6, 2023 Merlin Plastics Supply, Inc. Polypropylene (PP) and High-density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, provided the feedstock comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
309            Oct 4, 2023 Global Green Material Co., Ltd. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles in contact with raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provded the feedstock comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
308            Sep 26, 2023 PetOne Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through H, provided the PCR-PET material complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
307            Sep 12, 2023 BoReTech Resource Recovery Technology Co., Ltd. Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PP material comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
306            Aug 31, 2023 Starlinger & Co. GmbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
305            Aug 31, 2023 Petoskey Plastics Linear, Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII, including raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-LLDPE material complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
304            Jul 28, 2023 Jiangsu REO-ECO New Material Tech Co., Ltd. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII, including raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
303            Jul 25, 2023 Jiangsu Ceville New Materials Technology Co., Ltd. Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with dry dietary supplements and raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provded the PCR-PP material comes from food contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations Physical
302            Jun 9, 2023 Integradora DRG Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII, including raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-LDPE material comes from rigid food packaging and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
301            Jun 9, 2023 Integradora DRG High-density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII, including raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-HDPE material comes from rigid food packaging and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
300            Jun 9, 2023 Integradora DRG Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII, including raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs, under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PP material comes from rigid food packaging and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
299            Jun 6, 2023 Guolong Plastic Chemical Co., LTD Polypropylene (PP)
  1. Articles (e.g., single layer trays, containers, crates, and clamshells) intended to contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G.
  2. Single-service articles (e.g., disposable tableware, cutlery, trays, caps, and lids for food service) intended to contact all food types under COU E through G.

The PCR-PP comes from beverage bottles and food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations.
Physical
298            May 25, 2023 3 Rivers Plastics, LLC Linear, low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) Films in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-LLDPE comes from the LLDPE films previously used in contact with food and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
297            May 9, 2023 Gneuß Kunststofftechnik GmbH Polystyrene (PS) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PS comes from rigid PS articles previously used for holding food and beverages and complies with all applicable authorizations. Physical
296            May 8, 2023 Jiu Long Thai Co., Ltd High-density polyethylene (HDPE) or Polypropylene (PP)
  1. Articles (e.g., single layer trays, containers, crates, and clamshells) intended to contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use (COU) E through G.
  2. Articles (e.g., containers) intended for use with dry dietary supplements, retail carrier bags (grocery bags), and secondary and tertiary packaging films intended to be used with all food types under COU E through G.
  3. Non-food-contact layer in multilayer packaging intended to be used with all food types under all COU, provided that the PCR-HDPE or PCR-PP are separated from food by an effective barrier.

The PCR-HDPE and PCR-PP come from food-contact articles and complies with all applicable authorizations.
Physical
295            Apr 24, 2023 Eastman Chemical Company Ethylene Glycol (EG) As a monomer in the manufacture of PET and other polyesters authorized to contact food. Chemical
294            Apr 5, 2023 Aero Fibre Private Ltd. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Single layer clamshells and containers that contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PET comes from PET bottles and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
293            Mar 31, 2023 St. Joseph Plastics Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PP material comes from food-contact articles, complying with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
292            Mar 10, 2023 Eastman Chemical Company Dimethyl terephthalate (DMT) As a monomer in the manufacture of PET and other polyesters authorized to contact food. Chemical
291            Feb 17, 2023 Kingfa Sci & Tech. Co., Ltd. Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PP material comes from previously used food-contact articles, complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
290            Feb 17, 2023 Zhejiang Boretech Environmental Engineering Company, Limited Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from feedstock, complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
289            Feb 15, 2023 Da Fon Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. High-density polyethylene (HDPE) Articles in contact with Food Type VIII under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-HDPE material comes from food-contact articles, complying with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
288            Feb 7, 2023 Sheng-Zhan Greentech Corp. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Single layer clamshells and containers that contact raw fruits, vegetables, and shell eggs under Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR-PET comes from food containers and complies with all applicable authorizations.  Physical
287            May 11, 2021 Leistritz Extrusionstechnik GmbH Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G, provided the PCR-PET material comes from feedstock, complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical
286            Dec 23, 2022 Merlin Plastics Supply, Inc. Polypropylene (PP) Articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, provided the PCR-PP material comes from previously used food-contact articles, complying with all applicable authorizations. Physical

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If a listed process is sublicensed to be used by another manufacturer, there is no need for the sublicensing company to obtain a new favorable opinion letter issued to their name, as long as the recycling process and intended use conditions of recycled plastic are exactly the same as described in the original favorable letter listed on this website. The original favorable opinion letter is applicable to the recycling process that FDA reviewed, regardless of which manufacturer uses it.
Recycle Number
(sorted Z-A)
Date of NOL    Company Polymer Use Limitations Recycling
Process
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