Plastics recycler, Eco Plastics, has called on the UK Government to introduce mandatory targets after it completed its consultation on the launch of a Code of Practice for Materials Recycling Facilities (MRFs).
The Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association (OPA) has warned compostable plastics companies to temper their excitement over Italy's recent proposal of a ban on plastics carrier bags, warning them that the legislation would be the wrong decision for Italy, and the EU.
Use of polyethylene bags will be banned in Pakistan's federal capital from April 2013, unless they are oxo-biodegradable, after the country's Environmental Protection Agency announced new legislation prohibiting the import, manufacturing, stockpiling, trade, supply, distribution, sale and use of disposable plastics products made wholly or substantially of polyethylene, polypropylene or polystyrene.
A UK-based printer of packaging films has claimed that the introduction of new front-of-pack labelling makes "virtually no difference" to flexible packaging costs and manufacturers should embrace this "consumer-positive change".
The president of the Philippine Plastics Industries Association, Peter Quintana has warned that his country's US$10 billion plastics industry will continue to shrink if local governments pursue regulations that ban the use of plastics products.
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