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Decree (2021:996) on disposable products.

Country/Territory
Sweden
Document type
Regulation
Date
2021
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Food & nutrition, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Protection of environment Packaging/labelling Waste management Waste prevention
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Certain provisions of this Decree enter into force on 1 January 2024.
Abstract

The present Decree of the Ministry of the Environment seeks to reduce waste production and to promote a circular economy. Disposable products are defined as non-recycled products, and plastic disposable products as those consisting wholly or partially of plastic. The Decree contains 34 sections divided in the following headings: (i) Content; (2) Additional provisions in other regulations; (3) Definitions; (4) Prohibition to place certain disposable plastic products on the Swedish market; (5) Prohibition on the use of confetti; (6) Obligation to offer servings in reusable packaging; (7) Target for reduced consumption; (8) Labeling and other information to consumers; (9) Monitoring decreased consumption; (10) Reporting; (11) Supervision; (12) Sanctions; and (13) Authorization to issue enforcement regulations. The Decree establishes a target of reducing the use of disposable mugs and food packaging made of plastic by 50 percent in 2026 in comparison to 2022.

Full text
Swedish
Website
www.riksdagen.se

References - Legislation

Implements

Swedish Environmental Code (1998:808).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998 (2018)

Keyword: Framework law, Institution, Pollution control, EIA, Access-to-information, Agricultural land, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental audit, Environmental planning, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Environmental standards, Inspection, Polluter pays principle, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Soil rehabilitation, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Management/conservation, Waste management, Waste prevention, Water conservation zone, Waterworks, Drainage/land reclamation, Authorization/permit, Protected area, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Regulation (2016: 1041) on plastic bags.

Legislation | Sweden | 2016 (2018)

Keyword: Pollution control, Recycling/reuse, Waste domestic sources, Waste prevention, Data collection/reporting, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX