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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
European Union
Document type
Legislation
Date
2019
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Official Journal of the European Union L 155, 12 June 2019, pp. 1-19.
Subject
Environment gen., Water, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Pollution control Waste prevention Waste management Recycling/reuse Polluter pays principle Freshwater pollution
Geographical area
European Union Countries
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

References - Legislation

Implemented by

European Union (Single Use Plastics) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 516/2021).

Legislation | Ireland | 2021

Keyword: Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Waste prevention, Education, Internal trade, International trade, Use restrictions, Waste management, Business/industry/corporations, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Legislative Decree 8 November 2021, n. 196. Implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/904, of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Legislation | Italy | 2021

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Pollution control, Protection of environment, Public health, Recycling/reuse, Subsidy/incentive, Sustainable development, Sustainable use, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Beverages, Food quality control/food safety, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Packaging/labelling, Organic waste, Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree of the Ministry of the Environment on certain plastic products (No. 771 of 2021).

Legislation | Finland | 2021

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste prevention, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/162 laying down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the calculation, verification and reporting on the reduction in the consumption of certain single-use plastic products and the measures taken by Member States to achieve such reduction.

Legislation | European Union | 2022

Keyword: Pollution control, Protection of environment, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Government Decree (2022:3) on certain plastic products.

Legislation | Åland Islands (Finland) | 2022

Keyword: Pollution control, Marine pollution, Packaging/labelling, Use restrictions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law no. 4736/2020 concerning the incorporation of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Legislation | Greece | 2020

Keyword: Access-to-information, Cooperative/producer organization, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Environmental audit, Environmental fees/charges, EIA, Offences/penalties, Protection of environment, Recycling/reuse, Standards, Waste disposal, Waste management, Aquaculture, Fishing gear/fishing method, Marine pollution, Fishery management and conservation, Beverages, Consumer protection, Food quality control/food safety, Potable water, Vending, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Restrictions on Placing on the Market of Single-Use Plastic Products (Amendment) Regulations, 2022.

Legislation | Malta | 2022

Keyword: Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Pollution control, Protection of environment, Solid waste, Waste management, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

The Waste (Amendment) Law, no. 48/I of 2022.

Legislation | Cyprus | 2022

Keyword: Protection of environment, Inspection, Offences/penalties, Fishery management and conservation, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishing vessel, Packaging/labelling, Standards, Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the implementation of certain provisions of the Act on limiting the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Legislation | Czechia | 2023

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act no. 243/2022 on reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Legislation | Czechia | 2022

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Disposal Plastic Prohibition Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2021

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Enforcement/compliance, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on the prohibition of placing of certain single-use plastic products on the market in the Republic of Slovenia and on the labelling of certain plastic products.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2021

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste prevention, Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Packaging/labelling, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Extended Producer Responsibility) (Fishing Gear Containing Plastic) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 612/2022).

Legislation | Ireland | 2022

Keyword: Fishing gear/fishing method, Equipment, Fishery management and conservation, Waste management, Polluter pays principle, Protection of environment, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Extended Producer Responsibility) (Tobacco Filters Containing Plastic) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 609/2022).

Legislation | Ireland | 2022

Keyword: Tobacco, Waste management, Polluter pays principle, Protection of environment, Waste prevention, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Extended Producer Responsibility) (Wet Wipes) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 610/2022).

Legislation | Ireland | 2022

Keyword: Waste management, Polluter pays principle, Protection of environment, Waste prevention, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Separate Collection (Deposit Return Scheme) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 599/2021).

Legislation | Ireland | 2021

Keyword: Beverages, Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Enforcement/compliance, Royalties/fees, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Extended Producer Responsibility) (Balloons) Regulations 2022 (S.I. No. 611/2022).

Legislation | Ireland | 2022

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Single Use Plastics) Regulations 2021 (S.I. No. 326/2021).

Legislation | Ireland | 2021

Keyword: Beverages, Waste management, Waste prevention, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Royalties/fees, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Décret relatif aux déchets, à la circularité des matières et à la propreté publique.

Legislation | Belgium | 2023

Keyword: Authorization/permit, Basic legislation, Certification, Classification/declassification, Data collection/reporting, Effluent waste water/discharge, Dispute settlement, Financing, Governance, Hazardous waste, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties, Oil pollution, Organic waste, Polluter pays principle, Pollution control, Precautionary principle, Procedural matters, Protection of environment, Public health, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Transport/storage, Sustainable development, Traceability/product tracing, Transboundary movement of waste, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Groundwater, Inland waters, Surface water

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Restrictions on Placing on the Market of Single-Use Plastic Products Regulations, 2020.

Legislation | Malta | 2020

Keyword: Offences/penalties, Pollution control, Protection of environment, Waste prevention, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordonnance n° 2020-920 du 29 juillet 2020 relative à la prévention et à la gestion des déchets

Legislation | France | 2020

Keyword: Waste prevention, Waste management, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree (2021:1001) on producer responsibility for fishing gear.

Legislation | Sweden | 2021

Keyword: Waste management, Pollution control, Recycling/reuse, Fishing gear/fishing method, Fishery management and conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the nature and labeling of certain single-use plastic products (Disposable Plastic Labeling Ordinance).

Legislation | Germany | 2021

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Enforcement/compliance, Environmental standards, Offences/penalties, Protection of environment, Recycling/reuse, Standards, Beverages, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1060 on a harmonised standard for test methods and requirements to demonstrate that plastic caps and lids remain attached to beverage containers drafted in support of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

Legislation | European Union | 2023

Keyword: Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX