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Disposal Plastic Prohibition Ordinance.

Country/Territory
Germany
Document type
Regulation
Date
2021
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Ordinance on ban on placing certain single-use plastic products in the market and products made from oxo-degradable plastic.
Subject
Environment gen., Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Enforcement/compliance Waste disposal Waste management
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Western Europe
Entry into force notes
This Ordinance comes into force on 3 July 2021.
Abstract

This Ordinance applies to products that are entirely or partially made of plastic and are placed in the market regardless if they are used only for packaging. The Ordinance is drafted in light of EU Regulations on impact reduction of certain plastic products on the environment. The Ordinance provides for the prohibition on placing certain plastic products in the market such as cutlery, plates, drinking straws, food container. The Ordinance further provides for administrative offences. The Ordinance consists of 5 Articles as follow: Scope of application (1); Definitions (2); Restrictions of placing on the market (3); Administrative offences (4); Entry into force (5).

Full text
German
Website
www.bgbl.de

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2006/121/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances in order to adapt it to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and establishing a European Chemicals Agency.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Classification/declassification, Packaging/labelling, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law to promote the circular economy and ensure environmentally friendly waste management (Circular Economy Act - KrWG).

Legislation | Germany | 2012 (2023)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Liability/compensation, Access-to-information, Policy/planning, Inspection, Sustainable use, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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.

Legislation | European Union | 2019

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste prevention, Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Polluter pays principle, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX