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Malaysia announces 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025)

Incorporating EPR regulations on e-waste, etc.

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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri on September 27, 2021, announced the latest national five-year plan, the Twelfth Malaysia Plan (hereinafter “the Plan”). The Plan focuses on three main themes: (1) …

Brief report: Public consultation on EPR regulations in Vietnam (2nd round) (2)

Q&A on the draft EPR regulations

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On August 27, 2021, the Legislation Department of the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) held an online public consultation: Webinar: Hearing Opinions on the Extended Producer Responsibility …

Brief report: Public consultation on EPR regulations in Vietnam (2nd round) (1)

Amendments from the previous version of the draft decree

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On August 27, 2021, the Legislation Department of Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) held an online public consultation: Webinar: Hearing Opinions on the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) …

Vietnam releases official comments over false media coverage of Law on Environmental Protection 2020

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On September 22, 2021, the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) released an official statement over some incorrect media coverage regarding the Law on Environmental Protection 2020. According …

Brief report: Public consultation for new regulations on e-waste, ELV and waste packaging management of Vietnam (2)

Q&A on the proposed EPR system

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On June 16, 2021, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), held a webinar on hearing comments for …

Brief report: Public consultation for new regulations on e-waste, ELV and packaging waste management of Vietnam (1)

Overview of the proposed EPR system

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On June 16, 2021, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), held a webinar on hearing comments for …

Japan, MHLW Changes Measures to be taken when importing products that may contain asbestos

Requires written certification at the time of import that asbestos does not exceed 0.1 percent of the weight of the product

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On May 18, 2021, an order was promulgated to partially amend the Ordinance of the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (MHLW) requiring products that may contain asbestos to certify …

China Accelerates Plastic Regulations

Since Revision of Solid Waste Pollution Control Law in 2020

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China, aiming to enter the world market as an economic powerhouse, has raised the need for domestic production of technology in its five-year plans since 20 years ago, even in …

China WEEE

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China, Regulations on Waste Electrical and Electronic Products On February 25, 2009, the State Council of China issued the Regulation on the Management of Collection and Disposal of Waste Electrical …

E-waste Management in India

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The Government of India promulgated the E-waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2011, based on the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR). However, the collection of e-waste has not progressed as …

Water management in Thailand

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Water management is regulated by several acts implemented by different ministries. Water management laws in Thailand: Enhancement and Conservation of National Environmental Quality Act, B.E. 2535 (1992) The act is …