Air pollution, plant shutdowns and other issues are leading to more regulations in the region.
David Savastano, Editor08.22.19
There has been more emphasis placed on the environment in virtually every region and industry, and the Asia-Pacific ink industry is no exception. China, the region’s largest country and economy, is tightening regulatory standards, and the rest of the region is following suit. Ink industry executives reported that they are seeing these changes.
Shingo Watano, GM – International Operations Department of Sakata INX, observed that marine pollution is one area of deep concern.
“Environmental pollution is a problem in many newly developing countries, and marine plastic is becoming a major problem throughout the world,” Watano noted. “Regulations on film packaging have already started in some parts of the region. As chemical substance control is getting stricter every year in each country, environmental regulations especially in China is strengthening at the same level or even tighter as seen in developed countries.”
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