| The new African Marine Waste Network project was officially launched at South Campus in South Africa's Port Elizabeth city by the Sustainable Seas Trust. The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University hosted the launch. The project is part of a United Nations drive to address marine waste at a Pan-African level.
| China has taken steps to tackle rising e-waste in the country by releasing stringent regulations on e-waste management which requires a comprehensive inspection of the locality and implements monitoring of the entire recycling process.
| A recent study by India-based not-for-profit environmental organisation Toxics Link has found that plastic laden with harmful flame retardants might be contaminating the entire recycled plastic stream in the country.
| The US has launched a trade enforcement action against China at the WTO concerning China’s export duties on several different raw materials. The EU intervened in this WTO challenge, a move that has been welcomed by the European Steel Association (EUROFER).