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July 2018:

Government of Victoria, Australia Announces a Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags
The ban will take effect before the end of next year.

Ban on Single-Use Plastic Items Proposed in Chilean Camara de Diputados
The bill is the fourth introduced this year seeking to restrict plastic waste.

Brazilian Senado Committee Approves Bill to Make Illegal Dumping in Public Places a Criminal Offense
The full Senado now will vote on the bill, which has already been approved in the Camara dos Deputados.

Two Bills Introduced in the Brazilian Camara dos Deputados Would Ban Plastic Straws
One bill would phase-in the ban; the other would not.

Singapore National Environment Agency Moves Up Date for Mandatory Packaging Waste Reduction Plans
Packaging producers now will need to submit waste reduction plans starting in 2020.

Swedish Government Announces Changes for Collection of Residential Packaging and Printed Paper Waste
Collections will become more convenient for residents; producers will pay for the convenience.

Scottish Government Launches Public Consultation on Container Deposit Scheme
The consultation consists of 54 questions organized by 12 "key components" of the scheme.

Danish Government Adds Juice Bottles to National Container Deposit Scheme
The addition will take effect on January 1, 2020.

Bill Introduced in Peruvian Congress Would Transition from Traditional Plastics to Biodegradable and Compostable Substitutes
A 10% preference would be given by the government to contract bidders that offer biodegradable and compostable items.

Veracruz, Mexico Approves Law to Ban Traditional Single-Use Plastic Bags and Plastic Straws
The Secretary of Environment is responsible for transitioning the state to biodegradable alternatives.

Marine Plastics Reduction Bill to Be Introduced in the New South Wales Parliament
The bill seeks to phase out single-use plastics.

UK House of Commons Committee to Examine Environmental Impact of Textile Production, Use and Disposal
A preliminary call for information was launched on June 22.


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