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October 2018:

Australian Capital Territory Opens Public Consultation on Waste-To-Energy Policy
Six waste conversion methods are being considered by the government.

Singapore Parliament Approves Law to Regulate a Pneumatic Waste Conveyance System
Large residential building owners or occupiers in designated areas will need to transport waste using a government-controlled pneumatic system.

Norwegian Environment Agency Proposes Regulation to Increase Food and Plastic Waste Sorting
A goal is to be sorting 70% of both household waste streams by 2035.

Dutch Government Institute Publishes Guidance on How to Help Keep Hazardous Substances Out of Recycling Streams
The guidance provides a decision tree for waste managers to determine if a material is safe to recycle.

French Senator Calls for New Commission to Address Plastic Waste Management Problems
The lawmaker says current public and private initiatives to address the problems are insufficient.

European Commission Report Identifies 14 Member States at Risk of Missing EU 2020 Recycling Target
Recommendations made for increasing recycling rate for seven waste streams including MSW and e-waste.

Philippine Senate Bill Would Prohibit Landfill Disposal of E-Waste
Violations could result in fines, loss of business license or imprisonment.

Government of Jamaica Announces Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags and Some other Plastic Items
Three bans will phase in starting on January 1, 2019.

Regulation of Single-Use Plastics Subject of Philippine Senate Bill
The bill also would provide funding for the development of alternatives to single-use plastics.

Tijuana, Mexico Bans Disposable Plastic Carryout Bags
The Tijuana ban is encouraging other coastal cities to adopt similar bans.

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