Taipei, March 20 (CNA) The government is planning to promote amendments to environmental laws to increase the penalty on environmental crimes to better deter such offenses, officials said Monday.
Under the plan, environmental recovery costs will be treated as illicit gains that should be recovered from offenders, Justice Minister Chiu T..
Richard Weyndling, 21 Mar 2017
The Portuguese environment ministry has struck an agreement to avert potential chaos in the packaging waste market as it tries to introduce competition between producer responsibility schemes.
Under the deal, Sociedade Ponto Verde (SPV), which until now was Portugal’s sole packaging waste management org..
Robert Hodgson, 14 Mar 2017
The European Parliament backed more ambitious recycling targets previously agreed by the environment committee as it adopted its negotiating position on Tuesday ahead of talks with member states.
A minimum of 70% of packaging waste must be recycled by the end of 2025, rising to 80% by 2030, according to the MEPs..
Proposal did not address government capacity issues, says chemicals industry
21 March 2017 / South Africa
The South African government's plan to develop a chemicals management bill has been dropped because it did not consider the resources needed to implement it, says Deidre Penfold, executive director at the Chemicals and Allied Ind..
10 March 2017 / Microplastics, Personal care, United Kingdom
The UK's proposed ban on the manufacture of microbeads for cosmetics and personal care products is expected to come into force early next year, a government minister has said.
Meanwhile, the proposed ban on the sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads i..