Read more: European Parliament votes in favour of cutting plastic bag use
EUROPE – The European Parliament (EP) has voted in favour of the draft European Directive that will reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags.
Read more: EU votes for drastic reduction in plastic bag use
EUROPE – The European Parliament’s Environment Committee has voted in favour of reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags in Europe.
Read more: Short reprieve from Himachal Pradesh’s non-biodegradable food packaging ban
INDIA – The Supreme Court has stayed on the Himachal Pradesh state’s High Court ruling, which bans the sale of non-essential food items packed in non-biodegradable packaging, until 13 February 2014.
Read more: Malaysian town bans polystyrene containers
MALAYSIA – The town of Sibu in Sarawak, Malaysia, has banned the use of polystyrene containers for food and beverages in all food outlets, including hawker stalls and coffee shops, restaurants, school canteens and other eateries.
Read more: Indian state bans plastic packaging of junk food
INDIA – The Indian state of Himachal Pradesh is implementing a ban on the sale of a range of “non-essential food items” in non-biodegradable and plastic packaging material, effective 26 January 2014.