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Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Country/Territory
Document type
Legislation
Date
2019
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Water, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Pollution control Waste prevention Waste management Recycling/reuse Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution
Abstract

The aim of this Directive is to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, in particular the aquatic environment, and on human health, as well as to promote the transition to a circular economy with innovative and sustainable business models, products and materials. The application scope covers the single-use plastic products listed in the Annex, products made from oxo-degradable plastic and fishing gear containing plastic. Member States shall take the necessary measures to achieve an ambitious and sustained reduction in the consumption of the single-use plastic products listed in Part A of the Annex, in line with the overall objectives of the Union’s waste policy, in particular waste prevention. Those measures shall achieve a measurable quantitative reduction in the consumption of the single-use plastic products listed in Part A of the Annex on the territory of the Member State by 2026 compared to 2022.

Full text
English
Website
eur-lex.europa.eu

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