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Recycling Laws International

January 2019:

Australian Governments Release 2018 National Waste Policy
The policy provides a framework for waste reduction and recycling activities through 2030 and embraces a circular economy.

Brazil Ministry of Environment Launches Public Consultation on Marine Waste Prevention Plan
The ministry is seeking input into what should be included in the plan.

New Scottish Landfill Management Plan Supports 2021 National Biodegradable Waste Ban
The plan also calls for improving landfill gas capture data.

UK Government Launches Consultation on Doubling English Single-Use Plastic Bag Fee
Producers of single-use plastic bags would be required to report the number of bags they place in the market.

Bill Introduced in Brazilian Camara Would Prohibit Disposable Plastic Bags, Cups and Straws
The bill also requires the items be manufactured from biodegradable material within two years of the law's approval.

Chilean Camara Bill Would Require Special Labeling on Products Prioritized for Extended Producer Responsibility
Priority products include packaging, EEE, lubricating oil, tires, batteries, newspapers and magazines.

European Commission Announces Broad Restrictions on Four Phthalates Used in Plastics
The four phthalates will be restricted in all consumer products in the EU.

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