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Decree (2005:220) on a return system for plastic bottles and metal cans.

Country/Territory
Sweden
Document type
Regulation
Date
2005 (2021)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Food & nutrition, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Protection of environment Data collection/reporting Beverages Milk/dairy products Packaging/labelling Recycling/reuse
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

The present Decree of the Ministry of the Environment lays down rules for the returning of plastic bottles and metal cans. It contains 13 sections divided in the following headings: (i) Definitions; (ii) Obligations concerning an approved return system; (iii) Labelling; (iv) Information to the public; (v) Transfer prohibition; (vi) Information to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency; (vii) Provision of collection containers; (viii) Targets for reduced wasting and recycling of materials; (ix) Recycling; (x) Provisions concerning packaging in other statues; (xi) Supervision and responsibility; (xii) Authorization to issue enforcement regulations; (xiii) Appeals. Producers shall ensure that bottles and cans are part of a return system, otherwise and their sale and marketing shall be prohibited.

Full text
Swedish
Website
www.riksdagen.se