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Day: October 25, 2018

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 […]

Single use plastic items to be banned from EU market from 2021

FM WORLD: But Bill Wirtz, policy analyst for the Consumer Choice Center, says this approval is bad news for European consumers. Wirtz said: “Ninety per cent of the Parliament just voted to ban a vast array of single-use plastic items, including oxo-degradable plastics, and takeaway boxes and cups made of Styrofoam, as well as straws, coffee-stirrers […]

Plastic crackdown: Europe moves to ban single-use plastic

BUSINESS GREEN: However, Bill Wirtz, policy analyst for the Consumer Choice Centre (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 are stakeholders saying about the EU plastics ban?

EPPM: Policy Analyst for the Consumer Choice Center Bill Wirtz said: “90 per cent of the Parliament just voted to ban a vast array of single-use plastic items … I’m fairly positive that those 90% did not investigate the evidence of whether alternative products are actually better on an environmental level. Studies have shown that the […]

CCC criticizes European Parliament’s vote on plastics strategy

According to the Consumer Choice Center (CCC), Parliamentarians have now created a more restrictive strategy than the one originally suggested by the European Commission, and are about to start negotiations with the European Council. Bill Wirtz, Policy Analyst for the CCC says this approval is bad news for European consumers. “90% of the Parliament just […]

European Parliament approves single-use plastics ban

BRITISH PLASTICS & RUBBER: Responding to the news, Bill Wirtz, Policy Analyst for the Consumer Choice Center (CCC) says the approval is bad news for European consumers. “90 per cent of the Parliament just voted to ban a vast array of single-use plastic items, including oxodegradable plastics, and takeaway boxes and cups made of styrofoam, […]

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