The Australian state of Victoria banned the sale or supply of certain single-use plastic products from February 1, 2023.
On June 1, 2022, the emirate of ABU Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates has introduced a ban on the use of single-use plastic bags, effective the same day. People will face fines for handing out or using single-use plastic bags.
As of Nov. 1, New South Wales, Australia, has banned the sale of plastic straws, mixers, cutlery and cotton swabs altogether, and other jurisdictions are taking similar steps at their own pace.
At present, the main biodegradable certification institutions in the market are Din CERTCO, AIB Vincotte, BPI, ABA and JBPA.
The corresponding standard formulated by Standards Australia to regulate controllable composting degradable materials entering the Australian market is AS 4736 Biodegradable Plastics Suitable for Composting or Other Biological Treatment.
The Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of China has implemented a series of plastic reduction measures to protect the environmental quality of Macao. Macao will ban the import of non-biodegradable disposable plastic knives, forks and spoons from 2023.