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August 2022:

Governments of Norway and Rwanda Announce New International Coalition to End Plastic Pollution
The governments of 18 other nations have agreed to be coalition members.

Kenya Plastics Pact Unveils Roadmap for Next Eight Years
The roadmap incorporates goals and targets first proposed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Resolution Introduced in French National Assembly Calls for More Restrictions on Plastic Packaging
One provision would prohibit perfluorinated compounds in food packaging and containers starting in 2024.

Philippine House Bill Would Establish National Network of Regional Recycling Centers
Local government units would initiate actions to help establish the centers; national government departments would provide assistance.

Jamaican Government Launches Fledgling E-Waste Recycling Effort
The country's solid waste agency said it is exploring possible e-waste export markets.

Queensland Government Publishes Five-Year Roadmap for Banning Single-Use Plastics
Next year, bans will take effect for expanded polystyrene loose packaging, heavy weight plastic carrier bags, microbeads in personal care and cleaning products, and plastic cotton bud sticks.

Brazilian Camara Bill Would Require Municipalities to Provide Recycling in Public Spaces
The measure would amend Brazil’s National Policy on Solid Waste.

National E-Waste Collection and Recycling Program Would Be Created by Argentinian Senate Bill
Underpinning the proposed program would be special e-waste collection containers in a designated color.

Swedish EPA Report Argues Plastics Value Chain Changes Are Needed to Make Plastics More Circular
The report says far too much fossil-based plastic waste is being incinerated, contributing to climate change.

Singapore's New National Action Strategy on Marine Litter Starts with Reductions from Land-Based Sources
Actions range from reducing the use of disposable plastics to removal of microplastic particles from wastewater.

European Council and Parliament Agree to Additional Persistent Organic Pollutant Restrictions in Waste
Such hazardous substances could be problematic as the European Union transitions to a circular economy.

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