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December 2016:

Indian CPCB Publishes Evaluation Forms and Procedures for EEE Producer EPR Authorizations
The document provides supporting details to the Indian E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016.

Queensland Government Consults on Possible Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban
Biodegradable plastic bags would also be banned.

Norwegian Environment Agency Recommends a Tax on Single-Use Plastic Bags
The proposed tax could be included in packaging waste law revisions already being developed.

Swedish Government Testing of Sample Consumer Electronics Found More Than One-Third Contained Restricted Substances above Legal Limits
About half the EEE products examined also had non-compliant labeling.

Cell Phone Product Stewardship Bill Introduced in Brazilian Camara
Collection points would be placed in supermarkets, shopping centers and indoor malls.

Bill Introduced in Welsh Assembly Would Update Landfill Disposal Taxes
All "taxable disposals," authorized or illegal, would be covered.

More Details of Developing Irish Product Stewardship Scheme for Waste Tires Emerge
The amount of the scheme's environmental management charge is still undetermined.

Reducing Cigarette Butt Litter Subject of Brazilian Camara Bill
The bill would require cigarettes contain only biodegradable material.

United Kingdom Consults on Four Packaging Materials Recycling Targets for 2018-2020
The targeted packaging materials are paper, steel, aluminum and wood.

New South Wales Launches Public Consultation on Draft Container Deposit Scheme Regulations
Beverage producers and used container collection points will need to submit applications and registration fees next July.

Hong Kong Government Announces Enforcement Actions for Plastic Bag Ordinance
One retailer was fined $5,000 for not charging customers for their plastic bags.

More Single-Use Plastic Bag Legislation Introduced in Philippine House of Representatives
One measure calls for a bag ban and the other a resolution leading to additional legislation.

Swedish EPA Is Finalizing Guidance on Waste Plastics from Electronics and Cars, PVC and Tires
Concern about hazardous substances contained in some recycled materials prompts agency action.

French Agency Publishes Opinion on Using Pricing Incentives to Reduce Waste Generation
Pricing incentives are already in use in 190 communities across France.

Brazilian Congress to Consider Prohibiting Use of Microplastic Beads
During a proposed phase out period, products containing microplastic beads would need to display a warning message.

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