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Portugal WEEE inspections tighten and enforcement actions increase

Portuguese government is tightening up inspections on producer WEEE compliance, with fines of up to EUR 5 million for the most serious cases of non-compliance

November 6th, 2019

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FLIR wins 2019 Verdantix Innovation Award for implementing Sphera EC4P

FLIR wins 2019 Verdantix Innovation Award for implementing Sphera EC4P web-based system to guarantee compliance to 47 recycling regulations across 25 countries.

October 7th, 2019

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Singapore takes ‘big stride’ in waste management

Details of the recently passed 'Resource Sustainability Bill’ which implements the Zero Waste Masterplan

October 1st, 2019

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Is the Triman logo tripping up your business?

The troublesome Triman logo is set to be revived in the French Circular Economy Law. Find out about the requirements and penalties for incorrect usage.

September 19th, 2019

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Increase in penalties for non-compliance ahead

New EU Regulation to boost enforcement of ‘free-riding’ WEEE producers and unsafe products

September 2nd, 2019

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Rapid increase in development of packaging regulations

In addition to the EU Directives on Single-Use Plastics and the Circular Economy many countries are introducing new packaging related laws and amendments

August 14th, 2019

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UK Packaging Waste Regulation Reform - first consultation responses published

Responses show strong support to introduce an EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) scheme, currently scheduled for 2023.

July 29th, 2019

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New batteries requirements in Saskatchewan

On 26 June 2019, the Government of Saskatchewan approved the Household Hazardous Waste Products Stewardship Regulations.

July 22nd, 2019

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Changes to Plastic Waste Management rules in India

New requirements under the Indian Plastic Waste Management (PWM) Rules give more options for compliance to producers but also introduces more uncertainties

July 18th, 2019

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American Packaging Laws continue to grow - Chile and Maine (USA)

Chile and Maine have announced plans to introduce EPR Schemes for Packaging. This news item provides early details of what this may mean for producers.

July 3rd, 2019

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Ontario – Extension to OES wind up date

Under new direction from the Ministry of Environment, Parks and Recreation, the OES Program will now end on 31 December 2020.

July 3rd, 2019

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California Passes Single-use Packaging and Product Bills

If the Bills pass the final vote, they will enact the California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act.

June 13th, 2019

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