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Recycling Laws International

June 2017:

London Waste and Recycling Board Releases Roadmap for a Circular Economy
The roadmap focuses on the built environment, food, textiles, electrical products and plastics.

Swedish EPA Issues Guidance on Recycling of Materials Containing Hazardous Substances
The intended audiences are recycling companies and support organizations.

Norwegian Food Industry Associations and Government Sign Voluntary Agreement to Reduce Food Waste
The agreement includes waste reduction targets and reporting and cooperation commitments.

New Zealand Launches Public Consultation on Draft Waste Tire Storage Regulations
Local authorities would be given power to require submission and grant approvals for storage sites.

Brazilian Deputado Proposes Price Reductions on Aging Food to Help Prevent Waste
Food stores that do not provide the discounts would face penalties under a consumer protection law.

European Chemicals Agency Adds Bisphenol-A to Its List of Substances of Very High Concern
A key ECHA committee also recommended further restricting the use of four common phthalates.

Singapore Government Launches Reduced Packaging Ecolabel
The NEA also provided more information on the upcoming mandatory reporting of packaging data and waste reduction plans.

Brazilian Camara Bill Would Create a National Policy for the Disposal and Reconditioning of Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Surplus and end-of-life federal government technology would be refurbished and reused by the public.

Product Stewardship of Coffee System Capsules Proposed in Brazilian Camara
Take back and recycling of the capsules would be required through an amendment to the National Policy on Solid Waste.

New South Wales Government Launches Public Consultations on Draft Strategies to Prevent Illegal Dumping and Littering
The Litter Prevention Strategy seeks to reduce litter by 40% by 2020.

Danish Government Advisory Board Releases 27 Recommendations for a Circular Economy
The report sets five objectives for 2030 including an 80% national recycling rate.

European Environment Agency Issues New Report on Developing a Circular Economy
The report cautions a systemic approach is needed rather than insular efforts by individual stakeholders.

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