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European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

Country/Territory
Document type
Legislation
Date
1994
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Waste prevention Recycling/reuse Solid waste Access-to-information Waste management
Abstract

The objectives of this Directive are to ensure a high level of environmental protection and the reduction of waste. The provisions aim at harmonizing national measures concerning the management of packaging and packaging waste so as to prevent any impact thereof on the environment of all Member States as well as of third countries, or to reduce such impact. To this end the Directive lays down measures aimed, as a first priority, at preventing the production of packaging waste and, as additional fundamental principles, at reusing packaging, at recycling and other forms of recovering packaging waste and, therefore, at reducing the final disposal of such waste. All packaging placed on the market in the Community and all packaging waste, whether it is used or released at industrial, commercial, office, shop, service, household or any other level, regardless of the material used, is covered by these provisions. Article 12 regards the establishment of databases and information systems relating to packaging and packaging waste. The following three Annexes are attached: (I) Identification system; (II) Essential requirements on the composition and the reusable and recoverable, including recyclable, nature of packaging; (III) Data to be included by Member States in their databases on packaging and packaging waste.

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References - Legislation

Implemented by

Legislative Decree No. 22 of 1997 implementing Directive 91/156/EEC on waste, Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste and Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

Legislation | Italy | 1997

Keyword: Waste management, Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Transboundary movement of waste, Hazardous waste, Transport/storage, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit, Policy/planning, Registration, Institution, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Packaging Law (2001)

Legislation | Latvia | 2001

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Waste non-domestic sources, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997.

Legislation | United Kingdom | 1997

Keyword: Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Packaging/labelling, Recycling/reuse, Registration, Certification, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 1941 of 2003).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2003

Keyword: Waste disposal, Packaging/labelling, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Packaging and Waste Packaging Law, 2002 (Law No. 32(I)/2002).

Legislation | Cyprus | 2002

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Recycling/reuse, Standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations, 2003 (S.I. No. 61 of 2003).

Legislation | Ireland | 2003

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Packaging/labelling, Hazardous substances, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Government Ordinance establishing rules concerning the identification of packaging wastes and their recycling.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2005

Keyword: Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Access-to-information, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 224 on Waste.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Waste disposal, Waste management, Environmental planning, Recycling/reuse, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Government Decree amending the Government Decision on packaging and packaging waste (No. 1025 of 2000).

Legislation | Finland | 2000

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2001

Keyword: Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties, Basic legislation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the Waste Management Plan of the Czech republic.

Legislation | Czech Republic | 2003

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, International trade, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Management (Packaging and Packaging Waste) Regulations, 2006 (L.N. 277 of 2006).

Legislation | Malta | 2006

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Hazardous substances, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Natural Resources Tax Law (2005)

Legislation | Latvia | 2005

Keyword: Air quality/air pollution, Tax/levy, Pollution control, Environmental fees/charges, Ozone layer, Emissions, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Hazardous waste, Governance, Procedural matters, Mining, Sustainable development, Minerals, Coal, Waste disposal, Radiation, Hazardous substances, Waste management, Freshwater resources management, Water desalination, Water abstraction, Water charges, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Water quality standards

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 3468 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Packaging/labelling, Recycling/reuse, Registration, Certification, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 871 of 2007).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2007

Keyword: Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Packaging/labelling, Recycling/reuse, Registration, Certification, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance fixing limits for the range of recovery of packaging wastes.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2003

Keyword: Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree implementing certain provisions of the Act on packaging.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2005

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Access-to-information, Registration, Authorization/permit, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on waste candles.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2008

Keyword: Waste prevention, Solid waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the management of packaging and packaging waste.

Legislation | Slovenia | 2006

Keyword: Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Access-to-information, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on duties of entrepreneurs concerning some wastes management, and product fee and deposit fee.

Legislation | Poland | 2001

Keyword: Environmental fees/charges, Waste management, Offences/penalties, International trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment Protection Act (No. 1189 of 2016).

Legislation | Denmark | 2006

Keyword: Pollution control, Protection of habitats, Environmental standards, Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Data collection/reporting, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Hygiene/sanitary procedures, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Environment Protection Act (No. 1757 of 2006).

Legislation | Denmark | 2001

Keyword: Pollution control, Air quality/air pollution, Noise pollution, Framework law, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Cleaning agents/detergents, Effluent waste water/discharge, Emissions, Environmental standards, Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Internal trade, Marine pollution, Oil pollution, Protection of habitats, Soil pollution/quality, Solid waste, Waste disposal, Waste non-domestic sources, Radiation, Plant protection, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Packaging Act (2004)

Legislation | Estonia | 2004

Keyword: Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Recycling/reuse, Liability/compensation, Classification/declassification, Waste management, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Act (No. 1415 of 2011).

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Basic legislation, Classification/declassification, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1049 on certain requirements for packaging.

Legislation | Denmark | 2011

Keyword: Internal trade, Environmental standards, Hazardous substances, Processing/handling, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 94 of 2002 of the Government on packaging and regarding detailed rules on the treatment of packaging waste.

Legislation | Hungary | 2002

Keyword: Waste disposal, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, Inspection, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ley Nº 11/1997 - Ley de envases y residuos de envases.

Legislation | Spain | 1997

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Waste disposal, Packaging/labelling, Waste domestic sources, Solid waste, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Wastes Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2001 (2007) | Repealed

Keyword: Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Policy/planning, Transport/storage

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance on packaging and packaging waste.

Legislation | Liechtenstein | 1997

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste management, Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Access-to-information, Packaging/labelling, Data collection/reporting, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 104 on deposit and collection of packaging for certain beverages.

Legislation | Denmark | 2014

Keyword: Beverages, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 3082 of 2012).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2012

Keyword: Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Packaging/labelling, Recycling/reuse, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1309 on Waste.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Classification/declassification, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Data collection/reporting, Waste disposal, Consumer protection, Environmental planning, Hazardous substances, Internal trade, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Transport/storage, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Hazardous waste

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1305 on Waste Register and approval of collectors.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Waste management, Tax/levy, Registration, Recycling/reuse, Internal trade, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1306 on Waste Data System.

Legislation | Denmark | 2012

Keyword: Waste management, Data collection/reporting, Tax/levy, Monitoring, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1135 amending Order on certain requirements for packaging.

Legislation | Denmark | 2013

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Classification/declassification, Internal trade

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 442 of 2012 (XII. 29.) Korm of the Government on packaging and on waste management activities related to packaging waste.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012

Keyword: Data collection/reporting, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Registration, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 1455 on certain requirements for packaging.

Legislation | Denmark | 2015

Keyword: Internal trade, Environmental standards, Hazardous substances, Processing/handling, Recycling/reuse, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on packaging and amending the Act on waste and amending of certain acts.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2010

Keyword: Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Access-to-information, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree implementing certain provisions of the Act on packaging.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2011

Keyword: Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Access-to-information, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

European Union (Packaging) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 282 of 2014).

Legislation | Ireland | 2014

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste management, Waste disposal, Packaging/labelling, Hazardous substances, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Packaging Differentiation Ordinance.

Legislation | Austria | 2015

Keyword: Waste disposal, Waste management, Packaging/labelling, Recycling/reuse, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Law amending Packaging Law.

Legislation | Latvia | 2005

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Recycling/reuse, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Waste Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Basic legislation, Waste management, Waste disposal, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Polluter pays principle, Hazardous waste, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation (2018: 1462) on producer responsibility for packaging.

Legislation | Sweden | 2018

Keyword: Pollution control, Food quality control/food safety, Packaging/labelling, Authorization/permit, Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Loi du 21 mars 2017 relative aux emballages et aux déchets d'emballages.

Legislation | Luxembourg | 2017

Keyword: Recycling/reuse, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste management, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste prevention, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resolution No. 820-r of the Cabinet of Ministers “On approval of the National Waste Management Strategy for Ukraine for the period up to 2030”.

Legislation | Ukraine | 2017

Keyword: Policy/planning, Governance, Sustainable development, Environmental security, Waste disposal, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Waste management, Solid waste, Transport/storage, Public health, Hazardous waste, Organic waste, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act on returnable disposable beverage packaging.

Legislation | Slovakia | 2019

Keyword: Waste management, Packaging/labelling, Recycling/reuse

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Beverage Containers Recycling Regulations, 2020

Legislation | Malta | 2020

Keyword: Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Waste disposal, Waste prevention, Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Enforcement/compliance, Certification, Business/industry/corporations, Transport/storage, Royalties/fees, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Order No. 766 on certain requirements for packaging.

Legislation | Denmark | 2020

Keyword: Internal trade, Environmental standards, Processing/handling, Recycling/reuse, Classification/declassification, Tax/levy, Offences/penalties, Packaging/labelling, Waste management, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Directive 2004/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

Legislation | 2004

Keyword: Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2005/20/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

Legislation | 2005

Keyword: Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Commission Directive 2013/2/EU amending Annex I to Directive 94/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste.

Legislation | 2013

Keyword: Waste prevention, Recycling/reuse, Solid waste, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive (EU) 2015/720 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 94/62/EC as regards reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags.

Legislation | 2015

Keyword: Waste prevention, Solid waste, Recycling/reuse, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Other references

Cited by

Commission of the European Communities v.Federal Republic of Germany

Jurisprudence | International court | European Union, Germany |

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Water quality standards, Hazardous waste

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

Fost Plus VZW v. Commission of the European Communities

Jurisprudence | International court | Belgium, European Union |

Keyword: Standards, Recycling/reuse, Waste prevention, Environmental standards, Waste domestic sources, Waste disposal

Source: UNEP, InforMEA

Cited by

Plato Plastik Robert Frank GmbH and Caropack Handelsgesellschaft mbH

Jurisprudence | International court | European Union |

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Waste management

Source: UNEP, InforMEA