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China Publishes a Mandatory Standard on the Packaging of Edible Agricultural Products China conducts stringent supervision on the excessive packaging of edible agricultural products. On September 8, 2023, China published a new standard in this field, set to be effective starting from April 1, 2024. To minimize unnecessary waste, agricultural products produced or imported before the implementation date can still be sold until the end of their shelf life.
Sep 28, 2023
India Introduces EPR Regulations for Used Oils On September 18, 2023, India's Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) issued the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations for used oil in the Gazette of India. The regulations are also called the Hazardous and Other Wastes (Management and Transboundary Movement) Second Amendment Rules, 2023. It shall come into force from April 1, 2024.
Sep 21, 2023
EU Adds PFHxS to Prohibited List under POPs Regulation On August 8, 2023, EU issued Regulation (EU) 2023/1068 to list perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts, and PFHxS-related compounds in Annex I of Regulation (EU) 2019/1021, also known as the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation. The regulation will come into effect 20 days after its publication.
Aug 09, 2023
EU Amends the Ecolabel Criteria for Cosmetic Products On July 26, 2023, EU released the Commission Decision (EU) 2023/1540 to amend the Ecolabel criteria for cosmetic products. These amendments primarily pertain to the wording of provisions within the criteria, and came into force upon their release.
Aug 08, 2023
Singapore Allows Deferral of Submitting Annual Packaging Report and 3R Plan If the NEA permits the deferral in certain cases, obligators can submit the madatory packaging reports and 3R plans after the prescribed deadline (March 31 of each year).
Jul 10, 2023