EU commission considers ban on plastic packaging: media report

World Jan 13, 2020

EU commission considers ban on plastic packaging: media report

The EU Commission is considering setting a ban on plastic packaging and new requirements for manufacturers, said Virginijus Sinkevicius, EU Commissioner-designate for environment and the oceans, in an interview with German newspaper Die Welt. "We definitely want to expand the rules for single-use plastics and ...

Mexico City plastic bag ban to take residents back in time

Business Jan 2, 2020

Mexico City plastic bag ban to take residents back in time

For centuries, Mexico City residents brought warm tortillas home in reusable cloths or woven straw baskets, and toted others foods in conical rolls of paper, "ayate" mesh or net bags, or even string bundles. People in Mexico's massive capital city may have to return to ...

Minimum charge for plastic bags at Japanese shops from July: ¥1

Business Dec 26, 2019

Minimum charge for plastic bags at Japanese shops from July: ¥1

The government on Friday revised ordinances of four relevant ministries to oblige retailers to charge a fee for issuing plastic shopping bags from July 1. All stores in the nation, including supermarkets and convenience stores, will be subject to the rule. The move is aimed at ...