openPR Logo
Press release

Seychelles Proposes a Ban on Certain Plastics and Identifies Standards for Biodegradable Replacements

03-10-2017 01:09 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: SGS

/ PR Agency: Sugarloaf Marketing
Seychelles Proposes a Ban on Certain Plastics and Identifies

The Republic of Seychelles has published proposals to ban plastic utensils, polystyrene boxes and certain plastic bags. In addition, it has issued proposals requiring biodegradable forms of these products to conform to prescribed standards. The affected products are under HS Codes 392321, 392329, 392410 and 392310.

These two pieces of draft legislation relate to both the plastic products that are to be restricted and the guidelines for the biodegradable versions. They are:

• Environment Protection (Restriction on manufacturing, importation and distribution of Plastic Bags) Regulations 2017
• Environment Protection (Restriction on importation, distribution and sale of Plastic Utensils and Polystyrene Boxes) Regulations 2017

Biodegradable products, compliant with both of these pieces of draft legislation, must conform to the following international standards:

• AS 4736-2006 ‘Biodegradable plastics – biodegradable plastics suitable for composting and other microbial treatment’
• ASTM D6400 ‘Standard specification for labeling of plastics designed to be aerobically composted in municipal or industrial facilities’
• EN 13432 ‘Packaging. Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation. Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging’
• ISO 14855 ‘Determination of the ultimate aerobic biodegradability and disintegration of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions - Method by analysis of evolved carbon dioxide’

The two pieces of proposed legislation are being issued under the Environment Protect Act, 2016, and were circulated on February 7, 2017, by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in WTO document 17-0713.

Stakeholders should be aware that the proposals direct the Bureau of Standards to validate the certificates of conformity (CoCs) that accompanying these products.
It is expected that both proposals will enter into force in August 2017.

SGS Home Furnishings & Houseware Services
SGS’s technical experts have extensive experience of testing materials and articles in contact with food. They can ensure that your products meet the appropriate regulations for food contact materials and pave the way for compliance. SGS offers the full range of testing, including migration tests, along with expert advice on emerging regulations, compliance issues and documentation review. Learn more about SGS’s Home Furnishings & Houseware Services. (www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/hardgoods/home-furnishings-and-houseware)

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Seychelles Proposes to Ban Certain Plastics and Requires Biodegradable Products to Meet Prescribed Standards SafeGuardS. (www.sgs.com/en/news/2017/02/safeguards-02917-seychelles-proposes-to-ban-certain-plastics-and-requires-biodegradable-products)

Subscribe here, www.sgs.com/subscribesg, to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.

For further information contact:

Hing Wo Tsang
Global Hardlines Information and Innovation Manager
Tel:(+852) 2774 7420
Email: cts.media@sgs.com
Website: www.sgs.com/hardlines

About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

1, Mons Calpe
Chitcombe Road
Broad Oak
Rye
East Sussex
TN31 6EU

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Seychelles Proposes a Ban on Certain Plastics and Identifies Standards for Biodegradable Replacements here

News-ID: 465348 • Views: 698

More Releases from SGS

SGS opens doors to new markets with publication of latest ‘Global Access Progr …
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is pleased to announce publication of the latest version of its Global Access Program (GAP) for Electrical & Electronics Products white paper. With the continuous growth of worldwide trading business, and more countries and regions establishing their own type-approval systems, the GAP white paper has become an essential reference for Electrical & Electronics (E&E) manufacturers and importers looking to reach new
Ecuador Issues Revised Draft Technical Regulation on Food Contact Ceramics
Ecuador has announced a revised proposal that, if accepted, will update its technical regulation for food contact ceramics. The latest proposal, designated Ecuadorian Technical Regulation RTE UNEN 010 (2R) – ‘Ceramic Tableware Intended to Come into Contact with Food’, was circulated attached to World Trade Organization (WTO) document no. 20-4675 on July 8, 2020. It has a new structure and contains several important changes, including: • Revision to existing definitions and
SGS puts Consumer Trust at the Heart of its new Brand Awareness Campaign
SGS, the world’s leading inspection, testing and certification company, has today launched ‘Trusted. Tested.’ – a high impact, brand awareness campaign to engage consumers in the vital role of testing, inspection and certification on the everyday products they purchase. With the strapline ‘It’s only trusted because it’s tested’, the campaign showcases more than 50 everyday products that typically pass through SGS’s testing laboratories – from lipsticks and shoes to mobile phones
SGS Guides Manufacturers Through Categorization of Medical and Personal Care Pro …
SGS, the world's leading provider of testing, verification and certification services, offers a comprehensive range of services to help manufacturers of products aimed at assisting the elderly ensure they are safe and comply with the relevant regulations. We live in a world with an aging population. Currently there are an estimated 143 million people over 80, but this figure is expected to triple to 426 million by 2050. These

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Plastic

Recycled Plastic and Plastic Waste to Oil Market Report, 2027
Albany, NY - Global Recycled Plastic and Plastic Waste to Oil Market: Key Highlights • The global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market was valued at ~US$ 37 Mn in 2018, and it is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of ~10% during the forecast period. • Among the fuels, the diesel segment held a dominant share of the global recycled plastic and plastic waste to oil market in 2018, primarily due
Plastic Pails (Plastic Bucket) Market Size and Analysis by Regions
MarketResearchReports.Biz adds “Global Plastic Pails (Plastic Bucket) Market Share, Size, Trends and Forecast Market Research Report” reports to its database. This report provides a strategic analysis of the Plastic Pails (Plastic Bucket) and the growth estimates for the forecasted period. A plastic pail is a type of container made from plastic that is employed in carrying out various applications ranging from construction, housing, shipping, to food and beverages. It is also
Yazheng Plastic Netting combined type plastic netting machine
Yazheng Plastic Netting developed combined type plastic netting machine.The combined type plastic netting machine can produce plastic deer fencing, anti bird netting, erosion control netting and plastic filtration netting. The combined type plastic netting machine is 30m long, it is be composed of polypropylene grinding miller, extruding machine, high temperature machine, stretch machine, rolled machine and cut machine. The horizontal thread and vertical thread of nettings that produced by
Recycled Plastic & Plastic Waste to Oil Market Forecast 2016 - 2024
The recycled plastic & plastic waste to oil market report by Transparency Market Research provides in-depth analysis of the recycled plastic & plastic waste to oil market globally. The report segments the market on the basis of plastic type, technology, end-fuel, and geography. The report analyzes the global recycled plastic & plastic waste to oil market in terms of revenue (US$ Mn) for the 2016–2024 period. For this research study,
Recycled Plastic & Plastic Waste to Oil - Technology Analysis 2024
On the basis of technology, the recycled plastic & plastic waste to oil market has been segmented into pyrolysis, gasification and synthesis, and catalytic depolymerization processes. Pyrolysis process is the most widely used technology for converting plastic into oil (fuel). Pyrolysis process is expected to continue to dominate the recycled plastic & plastic waste to oil market due to its lower CAPEX requirements as compared to other technologies. Catalytic depolymerization
Recycled Plastic & Plastic Waste to Oil Technology: Analysis 2016 - 2024
Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled “Recycled Plastic & Plastic Waste to Oil Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends and Forecast, 2016 - 2024.”The report defines and segments the recycled plastic & plastic waste to oil market, providing analysis and forecasts of the global revenue. According to the report, the global recycled plastic & plastic waste to oil market stood at US$542.8 mn