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Plastic Bag Ban

No more free plastic bags in Indonesia

No more free plastic bags in Indonesia
INDONESIA -
The Indonesian government has taken the first step towards reducing waste from plastic bags by sending circulars to business leaders and modern retail chains in several cities asking them to try out a ‘plastic tax’ to encourage consumers to bring their own bags when shopping.

An Indian perspective on the anti-plastic lobby

An Indian perspective on the anti-plastic lobby
INDIA -
Indian local legislators have begun to implement rules regulating the use of plastic packaging in advance of national plastic Waste Management and Handling legislation, which had been due to be implemented before the end of 2015, that will effectively ban all non-compostable or non-biodegradable plastic packaging.

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging

Malaysian state police clamps down on illegal trading of biodegradable packaging
MALAYSIA –
State police in Malacca have caught two companies trying to cash in on the Malaysian state’s biodegradable packaging regulation by selling biodegradable food containers with misleading labels.

EU issues Directive to reduce plastic shopping bag use

EU issues Directive to reduce plastic shopping bag use
EUROPE –
The EU Parliament has voted to implement new legislation that will require EU countries to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags.

Singapore supermarket chain saved more than 9 million plastic bags in 2014

NTUC FairPrice saved more than 9 million plastic bags in 2014
SINGAPORE –
Major domestic supermarket retailer NTUC FairPrice says it has saved more than 46.5 million plastic grocery bags since it launched its bring-your-own-bag initiative eight years ago.

China’s Jilin Province bans the bag as its capital city Changchun goes green!

Changchun lines the streets with plastic sheets
CHINA -
When it comes to bureaucracy anywhere in the world, it is often thought that the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing – the bigger the bureaucracy, the bigger the hands, and the bigger the gulf between them and the more unfathomable the decision making process. So it stands to reason, that as the biggest bureaucracy in the world, China’s civil servants have limitless scope to dumbfound the general public.

Chinese province bans non-degradable plastic shopping bags and cutlery

Jilin bans non-degradable plastic shopping bags and cutlery
CHINA –
The Chinese northeastern province of Jilin has banned the production and sale of single-use non-degradable plastic shopping bags and cutlery from 1 January 2015.

Northern Philippines town tackles packaging waste

Philippines Bontoc trash
PHILIPPINES –
Bontoc, a municipality and capital of Mountain Province in the northern part of the Philippines, has implemented a ban against the sale and usage of plastic bags as packaging for goods.