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February 2019:

South Australian Government Launches Public Consultation on Container Deposit Scheme and Single-Use Plastics
The South Australia container deposit was launched in 1977, the first in the country.

Irish Environmental Minister Announces Study of Possible Container Deposit and Return Scheme
The Minister wants a plan to recover 90% of disposable plastic drink bottles introduced into the market by 2029.

Bill to Ban PET Food and Drink Containers Introduced in Brazilian Camara Dos Deputados
PET packaging producers would have six years to comply with the law if it is approved.

European Chemicals Agency Considers Restricting Microplastic Particles in Broad Range of Products
The agency says the material is very persistent in the environment and cannot be practically removed once released.

Blanket Ban on All Waste Imports Proposed in Philippine Senate
The proposed Philippine ban follows waste import restrictions in China, Vietnam and Thailand.

Bill Introduced in Philippine Senate Would Create a National E-Waste Recycling Program
An advance recycling fee would be added to sales of covered devices.

Mandating Consumer Information on End-of-Life Electronics Proposed in Chilean Senate
The measure would amend the country's existing extended producer responsibility law.

UK Parliament Committee Says the UK Textile Industry is "Environmentally Unsustainable"
A review of some leading clothing retailers found use of recycled materials in the products they sell is limited.

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