Key points of the Plastic Resource Recycling Promotion Law

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Key points of the Plastic Resource Recycling Promotion Law

Environment Minister Koizumi, who passed the

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Environment Minister Koizumi, who passed the “Plastic Resource Recycling Promotion Law” and thanked the chamber, on the afternoon of the 4th, the House of Councilors plenary session

The new law “Plastic Resource Recycling Promotion Law” aimed at strengthening the recycling of plastic waste and reducing emissions was unanimously passed and passed at the upper house plenary session on the 4th. Requested that municipalities collect food trays and toys from homes in bulk. Businesses that provide a large number of disposable spoons and straws will be obliged to take reduction measures, including charging. Aiming for enforcement in April 2022.

The aim is to reduce plastic waste, which is one of the causes of marine pollution, and to take measures against global warming. However, batch collection will increase the burden on municipalities, and it is uncertain whether it will spread throughout the country. It is expected that businesses and consumers will oppose the charge.