European Union Single-Use Plastic Products Directive Becomes Law
The directive includes product prohibitions, requires product markings and extended producer responsibility schemes, and sets other requirments.
European Environment Agency Report Says Only Nine European Countries Have Set Plastic Waste Prevention Targets
However, the agency identified 173 plastic waste prevention measures in place with the majority of them addressing plastic production.
Germany Launches Public Consultation on Minimum Recyclability Standards for Packaging
The standards will help determine packaging recycling fees that producers pay.
Bill to Ban Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags Introduced in New South Wales Parliament
The law would take effect six months after it achieves royal assent.
Proposed Ban of Disposable Plastic Carryout Bags and Food Utensils Introduced in Brazilian Camara dos Deputados
The same bill also would ban microplastic particles in drugs and personal care products.
Chilean Camara Bill Would Extend Single-Use Plastic Carryout Bag Ban to Some Product Wrapping
Food retailers would switch to bags made of paper, cloth or non-plastic materials.
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