A legal assessment shows that the special rules for plastic packaging and exemptions for other packaging materials discussed as part of the planned EU Packaging Regulation (PPWR) are very likely not compatible with EU law.  According to the report, provisions that, for example, only prohibit plastic packaging require it to be reused or exempt coated […]

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17 million Vietnamese brand products have been sold on Amazon in just the past year, including brands favored by Americans, notably Aneco.  At the 2023 Cross-Border E-commerce Conference themed “Steadfast Growth” organized by Amazon Global Selling in Vietnam recently, Mr. Eric Broussard – Vice President, International Marketplaces and Retail, gave a long report on market […]

Hong Kong will ban throwaway plastic tableware from restaurants from April 22 next year, a few months later than first planned, after lawmakers approved the legislation on Wednesday. The ban will come into force just weeks after charging for municipal solid waste bags starts on April 1, and some lawmakers said they had concerns about […]

Democrats in the House and Senate on Tuesday introduced a bill to curb plastic waste by imposing a new tax on U.S. manufacturers, producers and importers of “virgin plastic” resin destined for single-use plastics. Sen. Shelden Whitehouse (D-OH), who sits on the Senate Finance and Environment and Public Works committees, and Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) […]

Japanese scientists have found between 6.7 and 13.9 pieces of microplastic in each litre of cloud water tested. Researchers in Japan have confirmed that microplastics are present in clouds, where they are likely affecting the climate in ways that are not yet fully understood. In a study published in the journal Environmental Chemistry Letters, Japanese scientists climbed […]

Although there are still many challenges, converting green product production is considered an inevitable trend for plastic businesses, especially when the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) policy which bans and restricts the production and consumption of single-use plastic products comes into practice.  “Green production will be an inevitable trend for plastic businesses”, Mr. Nguyen Le Thang […]

Plastic cups and containers will be banned from parks along the Han River in 2025, in an effort by Seoul City to reduce single-use plastics. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday comprehensive countermeasures against the surge of single-use plastic containers, sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the measures, the city aims to curb plastic […]

Since July 2023, DIN CERTCO GmbH (Berlin, Germany) offers a new certification scheme according to the new standard EN 17427:2022 “Packaging – Requirements and test scheme for carrier bags suitable for treatment in well-managed home composting installations”. Based on the French standard, the European standard EN 17427 had been developed at the European level during […]

Microplastics commonly found in food packaging and paints have been discovered in the human heart for the first time. The alarming find was made by a team of scientists from Beijing Anzhen Hospital in China, who analyzed the heart tissue of 15 patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery, according to the study published by the American […]

Indonesia will start imposing a ban on single-use plastic products by the end of 2029, the country’s Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar said on Monday (Jun 5). By that time, manufacturers are also mandated to reduce their use of plastic packaging by 30 per cent.    Mdm Siti Nurbaya said the ban will include single-use plastic […]