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NextGen Cup Challenge

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Please use this research to help you get started! We will include additional resources as we progress through the Challenge. 

1.) Western Michigan University: Repulpable and Recycling Certification: http://wmupilotplant.com/recycling-certification

2.) Europe PTS testing for recyclability: https://www.ptspaper.com/testing-analytics/testing-services/

3.) Biodegradable Products Institute: https://www.bpiworld.org/Get-Certified 

4.) TUV Austria (EU biodegradability): http://www.tuv-at.be/home/

5.) Japan BioPlastics Association: http://www.jbpaweb.net/english/e-gp2.htm 

6.) US EPA Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines for Paper and Paper Products: https://www.epa.gov/smm/comprehensive-procurement-guidelines-paper-and-paper-products#04

7.) US EPA Sustainable Materials Management basics: https://www.epa.gov/smm

8.) Association of Plastics Recyclers: Guide for plastics recyclability http://www.plasticsrecycling.org/apr-design-guide/apr-design-guide-home

9.) ASTM D6866: Standard Test Methods for Determining Biobased Content https://www.astm.org/DATABASE.CART/HISTORICAL/D6866-12.htm

10.) Food Safety Magazine, U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials: https://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/magazine-archive1/octobernovember-2013/us-and-eu-requirements-for-recycled-food-contact-materials/

11.) European bioplastics standards: https://www.european-bioplastics.org/bioplastics/standards/

12.) Foodservice Packaging Institute standards and tests: http://www.fpi.org/Resources

13.) Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance: Can provide verification of "sustainably sourced natural products" (http://bioplasticfeedstockalliance.org/) and (http://www.bioplasticfeedstockalliance.org/bioplastics/BFA_Responsible_Bioplastics.pdf)

14.) Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Principles and Criteria: https://us.fsc.org/en-us/what-we-do/mission-and-vision

15.) Recycled Content Certification, also available in Mandarin: https://www.scsglobalservices.com/services/recycled-content-certification

16.) ISO 14021: Environmental labels and declarations: https://www.iso.org/standard/66652.html

17.) U.S. FDA, Guidance for Industry: Use of Recycled Plastics in Food Packaging (Chemistry Considerations): https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/ucm120762.htm 

18.) U.S. FDA, Submissions on Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics for Food-Contact Articles: https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fdcc/?set=RecycledPlastics

19.) U.S. FDA: Guidance for Industry: Preparation of Premarket Submissions for Food Contact Substances: https://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/ucm081818.htm

20.) USA FDA Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance: (https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fdcc/?set=FCN&id=1574) and (https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/fdcc/?set=FCN&id=1643)

21.) Food Safety Magazine, U.S. and EU Requirements for Recycled Food Contact Materials: https://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/magazine-archive1/octobernovember-2013/us-and-eu-requirements-for-recycled-food-contact-materials/