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Australia considers polystyrene packaging ban

Australia considers polystyrene packaging ban, Asia packaging, Australia packaging, expanded polystyrene, packaging legislation
AUSTRALIA –
The ACT (Australian Capital Territory) internal self-government is currently investigating the feasibility of a ban on polystyrene foam packaging such as single-use cups and food containers in the Australian southeastern territory, where the capital city of Canberra is located.

Pointing to New York City’s recent announcement that it will ban polystyrene packaging from mid-2015 – joining the cities of San Francisco, Toronto and Paris which already have such a ban in place – ACT Territory and Municipal Services Minister Shane Rattenbury said he had already asked his directorate to investigate the feasibility of a ban and whether appropriate alternatives were widely enough available.

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