- Language: English
- 87 Pages
- Published: September 2011
- Region: United Kingdom
Recycling Laws International
- Published: June 2013
- Region: Asia, Europe, Latin America
- Raymond Communications Inc
This bi-monthly newsletter covers recycling policy in 38 countries, including Europe, Asia and Latin America. News includes details on collection organizations and fees for manufacturers, and covers packaging, batteries, and electronics take back laws, as well as ecolabling and paper developments. Subscription to the newsletter, available electronically, includes free e-mail headlines in-between issues, as well as a 250-page Country Page reference that is free when you first subscribe.
Are you tracking the legislation?
More than 30 countries now have "producer responsibility" laws on the books for packaging, 15 have battery recycling laws, and 12 now require electronics recycling as well.
The directive on packaging & packaging waste in Europe, partly inspired by Germany’s famous "green dot" package recycling law, has helped cause an avalanche of "take-back" legislation in 25 European countries, and at least eight more in Asia. Many Latin American countries are trying to follow suit soon.
In Europe, each country must meet a package recycling target. They must recycle 25% - 45% of all packaging, and no material can be recycled at less than 15%. Despite a European "directive," each country is doing its own thing. Manufacturers must now pay fees to different collection organizations in about 24 countries -- each with their own set of rules and forms! Recycling laws international estimates the new patchwork is costing manufacturers about $15 billion per year in Europe alone.
What's more, the EU just enacted the two electronics waste directives. Each member state will have to implement by 2005.
We are covering:
- Electronics: this newsletter covers the latest news on electronics take back policy from Germany to Taiwan! Each European member state will be enacting something different!
- Packaging: the European union is now finally moving on amendments to the directive on packaging waste -- but it looks like there will be some stringent changes in stores. Plus these newsletters cover all legislative and packaging fee changes in the countries, from Austria to Taiwan!
- Batteries: more pressure to amend the existing batteries directive in Europe, these newsletters will continue its coverage. Also see special report on battery regulation.
- Green labeling: these newsletters track all new green labeling mandates, including the new patchwork in Asia. Plus, we have a new report on the topic!
- Autos: we are following implementation of the vehicles directive.
Meanwhile in Asia
- Taiwan has revamped its entire recycling law to require fees on all kinds of packaging and take-back for appliances and electronics -- plus new restrictions on plastics disposables, including a controversial ban on plastic bags.
- Japan has amended its recycling laws, clamping down on batteries take back, requiring recovery of appliances and pc's -- but also placing design requirements on a wide range of electronics as well.
- china is trying to clamp down on various electronics imports since the Basel action network expose, but it also has a new electronics and packaging take back regulation.
- Korea has a patchwork of fees and deposits, limits the number of layers of packaging -- a new regulation requires take back of electronics as well.
These newsletters also has coverage of Latin America!(also see special reports section)
Companies that don't track these developments risk fines, lawsuits over improper labels, and complaints from foreign distributors about the design of their packaging.
Is your distributor really paying all the required fees? If they have not asked you for data, then you should be worried, experts say.
Every other month, these newsletters bring you news about recycling legislation from around the world, plus we have free e-mail headlines in between. Leading companies and associations rely on this newsletter to keep current.
We have added new senior correspondents for Asia, Latin America, and France to improve our coverage as well!
Saves you time!
Recycling laws international will save you hundreds of hours of time, not to mention a huge phone bill, trying to track this specialized issue around the globe.
Country pages free!
Unlike some newsletters, this regular edition comes with an extensive reference document, our 200 -page country page document, covering 39 countries, as well as frequent tables of laws, status of legislation, and other important facts comparing different countries.
Countries covered in recycling laws international:
- European Union
- United Kingdom
- Eastern Europe, Including Czech Republic
- And Others
Each country page covers
- population density
- retail distribution systems
- landfill situation
- package recycling mandates
- deposits and bans
- transport packaging restrictions
- ecolabeling programs
- who is responsible
- product take-backs appliances, electronics, batteries
- english-speaking contacts
- key phone numbers
- exclusive coverage
You can't get this kind of coverage anywhere else. No other commercial publication covers recycling issues for business all in one place, covering all three continents.
Included with your subscription
- 6 regular updates --you can opt to include hard copy or go electronic only
- access to news and archives of rli issues back to 1997
- free e-mail headlines in between
- free telephone advice from the publisher; referrals to appropriate experts when needed
- discounts on our special reports and conferences
- with your new subscription: one free country page document in free binder, 250 pages, covering europe, asia, and latin america!
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