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Recycling Laws International

April 2018

European Parliament Approves Proposed Law to Reduce Single-Use Plastics
The same proposed law sets minimum recycled content on disposable PET beverage containers and other requirements on some plastic items.

UK Parliament Committee Launches Inquiry into Plastic Food and Drink Packaging
Plastic packaging extended producer responsibility and a tax are two ideas for which the committee is seeking comment.

Portuguese Government Publishes Public Administration Guidance on the Sustainable Use of Plastics and Circular Economy Solutions
The document lists 70 good practices that government agencies and departments should follow when making public administration decisions including purchasing.

Negative Effects of China's National Sword Policy Lead to Recycling and Waste Management Inquiry by Victoria Parliamentary Committee
The committee plans to publish a report on the situation in August.

Limited Plastic Bag Ban Proposed in Brazilian Camara Bill
The proposed law would take effect one year after passage.

Bill Requiring Products and Packaging Decomposition Information Introduced in Brazilian Camara dos Deputados
The information would appear on packaging and labeling.

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