The Healthy Food Packaging Act was signed in March by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, banning nonstick chemicals in food packaging. Specifically, the act bans the use of fluorinated chemicals, also known as PFASs or PFCs which are commonly used in food packaging such as popcorn bags, pizza boxes, and fast food wrappers. The law requires that as of January 2022, all food products sold in Washington from all fast-food restaurants, grocery stores, or any other retailer must be packaged in materials that do not include perfluorinated chemicals. The ban will only go into effect if the state’s ecology department is able to find a safer alternative to be used in the packaging of food by 2020. If a safer alternative is not found by 2020, the ban goes into effect two years after the alternatives are discovered.
SRA 2018 Annual Meeting
Meeting Date: December 2-6, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Join SRA for the 2018 Annual Meeting to discuss and share ideas about risk analysis with risk enthusiasts from around the world! Attendees of the SRA annual meetings are scientists and practitioner who are trained in multiple disciplines and work with a variety of different organization types. More information can be found by visiting SRA's event page.
Graphene & 2D Materials International Conference and Exhibit 2019 (GrapheneforUS 2019)
Meeting Date: February 14-15, 2019
Location: New York City
Plan to attend the second annual GrapheneforUS conference with participants from around the globe with the intent of sharing, exchanging and exploring new avenues of graphene-related scientific and commercial developments.
The early bird registration deadline is November 30, 2018.
SRA World Congress 2019
Meeting Date: May 6-8, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Save the date! The Society for Risk Analysis Fifth World Congress on Risk at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this event will be: "Development and Resilience". More information to come.
2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials
Meeting Date: June 3-7, 2019
Presentation Abstracts Deadline: December 3, 2018
Location: Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex | Chiba, Japan
Submissions for oral and poster presentations are being accepted through December 3, 2018. TAPPI’s Nano event continues to grow in attendance and quality of presentations. Please consider submitting an abstract to this premier event addressing the latest technical developments and applications of renewable nanomaterials. While primarily focused on cellulose nanomaterials, submissions regarding other nano bio-based materials are highly encouraged.