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Is the East African Community a Model for Plastics Pollution Strategy?

Africa - August 17 2020 It may have been overlooked in some circles, with much of the plastic waste attention being paid to global initiatives and hot spot regions, but the…

Energy Storage Added to Corporate Sustainability Toolkit

USA - August 12 2020 The momentum arguably started with words and not actions- namely corporate commitments around energy use reductions as part of a broader…

The Benefits of Regulatory Convergence on Sustainable Plastics Management within the Pacific Alliance

USA - August 5 2020 Plastic pollution, including through single-use plastics (SUPs), continues to plague natural environments around the world, including in Latin…

New Bioplastic Food Packaging Standards Coming

European Union - August 1 2020 With so many countries and regions committing to some (often indeterminate) form of bioplastic alternative to conventional plastic food packaging…

Circulating Winds - Recycling Solutions Sought for Turbine Blades

European Union - June 30 2020 The exponential growth of both on and off-shore wind energy is truly an environmental good news story of the past 25 years. It is estimated that…

Aviation Industry Sustainability Must Include New International Waste Rules

Global - June 22 2020 The aviation industry has been hard-hit by the recent pandemic. In many, though not all countries, environmental performance conditions have been…

Canada’s Position on Packaging: The Upcoming Requirements for Federal Procurement

Canada - June 22 2020 Governments across the globe are grappling with the growing problem of plastic pollution, which threatens wildlife, marine ecosystems and may…

New federal decree regulates the take-back system for medicines

USA - June 9 2020 The Federal Decree No. 10,388/2020, which regulates the take-back system for medicines nationwide, was published last Friday (June 5th, 2020) on an…

ENVIRONMENTAL | CETESB publishes new regulation for sanctioning procedures

USA - June 2 2020 The Environmental Protection Agency of the State of São Paulo (CETESB) published Board Decision No. 55/2020/P with new regulation applicable to…

Climate Change / Sustainability Planning and the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility

Canada - May 27 2020 The recently announced Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (“LEEFF”) will require loan recipients to report on climate-change and…