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..
Published March 10, 2017
In attempts to better define, differentiate, and allocate responsibilities based on core competencies, a bill (No. 20273) proposed in the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly would charge the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) with preventing and controlling environmental pollution.
(Art. 1) The bill would a..
Published March 6, 2017
European Union - Hazardous Waste, Product Take-back
The European Commission issued two reports on the implementation of the EU product takeback and waste legislation. One report deals with the implementation of Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles (ELV) for the periods 2008-2011 and 2011-2014, while the other..
Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, on Wednesday, signed an environmental bill into law.
The bill will overhaul the state’s environmental, waste management and handling practices and also harmonise all existing environmental laws.
The bill will also drive the adoption of innovative technology to tackle existing environmen..