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South Korea to Tighten Management of Cosmetic Packaging Materials

South Korea is going to implement the Act on the Promotion of Saving and Recycling of Resources (hereinafter the Act) on Dec. 25, 2019. The Act bans the use of PVC, colored PET bottles, etc. as packaging materials, classifies the packaging materials into four grades, and requires enterprises to label the recycling grade on the packaging. South Korean Ministry of Environment gives a 9-month grace period until Sep. 24, 2020.

PVC: Poly Vinyl Chloride
PET: Polyethylene terephthalate
HDPE: High-density polyethylene
PP: Polypropylene

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