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New Zealand Bans Some Plastic Products

Top Quote A glance at New Zealand prohibitions on certain plastic-containing products. End Quote

  • (1888PressRelease) September 08, 2022 – SGS, the worlds leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that from October 1, 2022, New Zealands new plastic waste minimization regulation can be effective.

    Issued in March 2022, the Waste Minimization (Plastic and Related Products) Regulations 2022 prohibits a variety of plastic-containing products:

    Single-use plastic drink stirrers

    Single-use plastic or synthetic cotton swabs

    Products containing plastic with pro-degradants

    PVC food trays and containers

    Specified polystyrene packaging for drink and food

    SGSs original SafeGuardS 100.22 gives stakeholders a deeper dive in to the requirements associated with each one of these product categories.

    Beneath the terms of regulations, plastic means any plastic-type material that is created from any source, including bio-based sources, whether it is made to degrade in a specific manner.

    SGS Consumer Product Services

    SGS provides news concerning the development of regulations affecting consumer products as a free of charge service. Having an unrivalled global network of laboratories, they provide physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing and consultancy work with technical and non-technical parameters applicable to a thorough selection of consumer products. Ultimately, its only trusted because its tested. Find out more about SGSs Consumer Product Services. [ ]

    SGS SafeGuardS keep you updated with the most recent news and developments in the buyer goods industry. Browse the full New Zealand Bans Certain Products Containing Plastic SafeGuardS. []

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    For more info contact:

    Dr. HingWo Tsang

    Global Information and Innovation Manager

    Tel: (+852) 2774 7420

    Email: ( @ ) sgs dot com


    LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

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