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Industry Legislation

CHINA
Ban on single-use plastics starting in 2020 / Production of household items containing microbeads to end this year
23.01.2020
ITALY
Plastic tax on single-use packaging set to be in effect this year
23.01.2020
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
ECHA adds four new SVHC candidates to list / All are used with polymers
23.01.2020
PLASTIC PACKAGING
EU commissioner Sinkevicius calls for a blanket ban / German and EU converters associations question environmental impact
22.01.2020
EU TRADE
Bilateral agreement with Singapore in effect / Basis for further ASEAN trade pacts
13.01.2020
PLASTICS AND HEALTH
EFSA updates assessment for five phthalates used in food-contact materials / “Not a concern for public health”
10.01.2020
ENERGY
“Master Plan 2050” from energy-intensive industry panel maps climate goals / Recommendations fed into “Green New Deal”
13.12.2019
NORTH AMERICA
New USMCA trade deal signed between US, Mexico and Canada / NAFTA replacement includes major changes for carmakers and suppliers
12.12.2019
LOGISTICS
Faster approval of transport infrastructure measures in the European Union
06.12.2019
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Ireland imposes coffee cup levy / Plastic bag tax hiked / More moves planned from 2022
03.12.2019
REACH
Information on SVHC still lacking / Supply chain must improve communication
27.11.2019
UK
The British Plastics Federation publishes Brexit guide / Many UK companies have contingency plans for a no-deal exit from EU
15.11.2019
RECYCLING UK
Additional recycling capacity needed to meet rising plastics collection / UK remains dependent on export markets / Wrap report
12.11.2019
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
German government launches plastic bag ban / Recycling association rejects plans / Japan wants to lower consumption
12.11.2019
SHALE GAS
UK government calls new fracking moratorium / Authorities say earthquakes unpredictable / Green groups pleased / Labour smells “election stunt”
11.11.2019
PLASTICS AND ENVIRONMENT
Costa Rica bans EPS containers / Violations can cost up to USD 7,600
04.11.2019
SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
Polymer Comply Europe and EuPC announce first live webinar on SUP directive
28.10.2019
PLASTIC PACKAGING
Italy's tax proposal opposed by EuPC, PlasticsEurope and PRE / Thousands of jobs could be put at risk / Consumers would spend more
25.10.2019
NORTH AMERICA
Mexico ratifies USMCA / Plastics producers urge US and Canada to follow
25.10.2019
INDIA
Government shelves binding nationwide phase-out of single-use plastics by 2022 / Target “recommended” / Industry slams lack of clarity over rules
18.10.2019
SHALE GAS
Scotland renews fracking moratorium / No permanent ban
14.10.2019
AUSTRIA
Over half of companies see circular economy opportunities / Waste prevention and recycling are most important measures / ARA survey
11.10.2019
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
“Suspected carcinogenic effect” / EU commission classifies white pigment as a danger / VCI fears precedent / No alternative
07.10.2019
BREXIT
UK government offering webinars for European companies / Expectations of trade across border
02.10.2019
PLASTIC CARRIER BAGS
Sales fall by 37% in England / Austria sees 28% decline in quantity used against 2014
26.09.2019
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