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Legislative

The long-term negative environmental effects of non-biodegradable products  have been taken notice by Governments, corporations and the public worldwide. Here are some of the actions taken:

 

  • Expanded polystyrene is being targeted for replacement.
  • Various municipalities and counties in California, U.S.A. have banned the use of polystyrene foam food packing.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency has banned nonessential products including plastic foam products in 1999.
  • Audio link – Will the state of California (USA) ban styrofoam food containers entirely?
  • Regulations in China, Japan, Korea, India, Nepal and the Philippines to reduce pollution caused by plastic packaging.
  • Seattle (USA) has joined the growing list of cities to ban expanded polystyrene and enact a disposal fee for plastic bags.
  • In San Francisco (USA) research shows that the polystyrene ban is paying dividends.

 

Other News Links

 

Here are some informative links on the environment and the future of sustainable packaging: 

  • An interesting look at the evolution of the sustainable packaging market.
  • There is a buzz surrounding sustainable packaging.
  • Compostable vs. Biodegradable vs. Recyclable. Clearing up the confusion..
  • The future looks bright for the sustainable packaging industry.
  • An objective look at the styrofoam dilemma.
  • The world is opening their eyes to the benefits of eco-friendly pacaging.
  • Video Link – A distressing look at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Solving this immediate environmental threat requires biodegradable solutions to our disposable habits.
  • The corporate benefits to going green. Corporations in Europe have seen the value in this for years and now North America is catching up