Month: October 2018

Daily on Healthcare, presented by PhRMA: Trump likely to preview Medicare negotiation in speech at HHS

WASHINGTON EXAMINER: “I expected the administration to have a de-regulatory policy as they have done at other agencies like the EPA,” said Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the consumer advocacy group Consumer Choice Center. “I expected that approach [at EPA] that we can protect the environment while still cutting regulations. Why can’t the FDA do the […]

Consumer Choice Center criticises Chancellor’s plastic packaging tax

PACKAGING NEWS: The Consumer Choice Center’s (CCC) Fred Roeder believes the UK should not tax plastic packaging but enforce littering laws. While applauding the decision to abandon plans for a ‘latte levy’, Fred Roeder, the London-based managing director of the Consumer Choice Center which represents consumers in over 100 countries across the globe, criticised Philip […]

Budget 2018: Industry responds

ENERGY LIVE NEWS: Plastic packaging tax won’t work Managing Director of the Consumer Choice Center, Fred Roeder, said: “The good news is that the UK Government dropped their plan for the ‘latte levy’ which would have penalised consumers who buy drinks during their commute or on the road. The bad news is that the Conservative government […]

Daily on Healthcare, presented by PhRMA: Trump likely to preview Medicare negotiation in speech at HHS

NEWSLLIVE: “I expected the administration to have a de-regulatory policy as they have done at other agencies like the EPA,” said Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the consumer advocacy group Consumer Choice Center. “I expected that approach [at EPA] that we can protect the environment while still cutting regulations. Why can’t the FDA do the same?”

Plastic crackdown: Europe moves to ban single-use plastic

GREENBIZ: However, Bill Wirtz, policy analyst for the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), said the EU Parliament was wrong to approve the new plastics rules, arguing regulators should avoid rushing for “uninformed” bans which could push consumers towards alternatives that end up harming the environment in other ways. “It should be up to consumers to decide what […]

Si la CAQ souhaite promouvoir l’économie, il faut s’ouvrir au cannabis

Par Yaël Ossowski | Les Affaires Le nouveau premier ministre du Québec François Legault, de la Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), dit qu’il veut remettre plus d’argent dans les portefeuilles des Québécois. Et maintenant que la CAQ a le mandat d’un gouvernement majoritaire, les paroles vont bientôt se transformer en actions. Legault et la CAQ ont […]

Monthly update: October 2018

DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET CAMPAIGN On 10 October, the CCC’s Luca Bertoletti and Bill Wirtz handed the Consumer Choice Center’s Digital Single Market research paper to the European Commission’s Head of E-Commerce. TESTIMONY ON ONTARIO’S CANNABIS RULES On 12 October, the CCC’s David Clement testified at the Ontario Standing Committee on Social Policy to provide comments on Bill 36, the province’s cannabis regulations. CAPITOL HILL BRIEFING […]

Opinion: advertising rules for cannabis in Canada are too strict

Cannabis legalization passing on October 17th means that the Federal Cannabis Act is in full force and that the industry will have to follow extremely strict restrictions when it comes to marketing, branding, and advertising practices. The goal of these restrictions is to avoid cannabis being exposed to young people. Although that goal is noble on its face, the restrictions that […]

E-cigarette makers want the Trump FDA to treat them like the EPA treats emitters

THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER: “I expected the administration to have a de-regulatory policy as they have done at other agencies like the EPA,” said Jeff Stier, senior fellow at the consumer advocacy group Consumer Choice Center. “I expected that approach [at EPA] that we can protect the environment while still cutting regulations. Why can’t the FDA do […]

European parliament approves wide ranging ban single use plastics

CONNECTING PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY: Consumer Choice Centre: Are  alternatives actually better for the environment? The Consumer Choice Center takes a more critical view by stating that the approval is bad news for European consumers. Bill Wirtz, Policy Analyst for the Consumer Choice Center (CCC) says: “90% of the Parliament just voted to ban a vast array of single-use […]

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