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September 2019:

Draft Regulations for Container Deposit and Return Scheme Published by Scottish Government
The regulations set a 90% container collection rate by 2024.

Brazilian Ministry of Environment and Industry Groups Finalizing Draft EPR Plan for E-Waste
The plan calls for recycling a minimum of 17% of consumer e-waste within five years.

European Commission Opens Public Consultation on Conducting RoHS Directive Evaluation
The consultation follows a stakeholder review and comment period last year of a Directive Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap.

Australian State of Victoria Approves Ban on Single-Use Plastic Bags
The ban will take effect on November 1.

Ban on Larger PET Containers Proposed in Brazilian Camara Bill
The bill’s sponsor says disposable PET packaging can be replaced easily with returnable packaging.

Philippine Senate Bill Would Facilitate Converting Waste to Energy
Supportive financial incentives would be made available to companies and local government units.

Indian Government Launches Public Consultation on Draft National Resource Efficiency Policy
The policy seeks to reduce natural resource consumption, minimize waste, increase recycling, and support a circular economy.

Government of Singapore Releases Zero Waste Masterplan
Priority waste streams include food, packaging and electrical and electronic equipment.

Broad Range of Single-Use Plastic Prohibitions Proposed in Argentinian Camara Bill
A mandatory registry for plastic manufacturers, importers and distributors also is included in the proposal.

Proposed Philippine Fee on Disposable Plastic Straws Would Include Pre-Packaged Beverages
The bill also would require Central Straw Disposal Units be established in all Philippine provinces.

Another Bill to Ban Plastic Straws Introduced in Brazilian Camara
The ban would apply to plastic straw manufacture and retail distribution.

Three Dutch Caribbean Islands Agree to Ban Disposable Plastics by 2021
An action plan will be finalized within a year.

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