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June 2018:

Improved Waste Management a Key Element in New Environmental Strategy for London
The strategy calls for no recyclable or biodegradable waste being sent to landfills by 2026.

Circular Economy Initiatives Are Part of a New Finnish Environmental Strategy
One initiative would create a national marketplace for wastes and production sidestreams.

Reduction of Plastic Packaging is Goal of Bill Introduced in UK Parliament
The bill would set annual plastic packaging production and sales targets and create a responsible body - the Plastics Agency.

Bill Introduced in Chilean Camara Calls for Prohibiting Plastic Containers and Packaging
Only reusable, recyclable or biodegradable containers and packaging would be permitted.

Two Bills Introduced in Brazilian Camara Would Reduce the Use of Plastics to Reduce Pollution
One bill seeks to ban the use of all plastics in all single-use products beginning in 2030.

Resolution Introduced in French National Assembly Would Ban Plastic Straws
The proposed ban would take effect on January 1, 2020.

European Commission Proposal to Reduce Marine Plastic Litter Includes New EPR Schemes, Product Labeling and other Requirements
The proposal also includes setting a 90% collection rate for single-use plastic drinks bottles for 2025.

Spanish Government Adopts Decree to Reduce Consumption of Single-Use Plastic Bags
The decree establishes a national registry of plastic bag producers.

Brazilian Senado Bill Calls for Banning Some Single-Use Plastic Products and Microplastic Particles in Personal Care Products
The proposed bans would include single-use plastic bags, disposable plastic straws and non-biodegradble foodservice ware.

Bill Introduced in Peruvian Congress Would Ban Single-Use Plastic Items Including Bags
Only reusable, recyclable or biodegradable replacements would be permitted under the proposed law.

Nordic Council of Ministers Publishes Policy Brief on Ecodesign Requirements for Textiles and Furniture
The proposed requirements could be incorporated into an update of the EU Ecodesign Directive.


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