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

Country/Territory
United Kingdom
Territorial subdivision
England
Document type
Regulation
Date
2003
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Waste disposal Packaging/labelling Waste management
Geographical area
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
Enters into force on 30 July 2003.
Abstract

These Regulations implement in addition to Articles 9 and 11 of Directive 94/62/EC of the European Parliament and the Council on packaging and packaging waste, two Commission Decisions providing for derogations in respect of plastic crates and pallets and glass packaging. Part II provides for the application of the Regulations. They apply to all packaging (reg. 2) other than those excluded by regulation 4. Part III sets out the general requirements of the Regulations. Regulation 5 imposes a duty on a responsible person who places packaging on the market to ensure that it satisfies the relevant essential requirements. The essential requirements are set out in Schedule I. Regulation 6 imposes a duty on a responsible person who places the product on the market to ensure that the sum of the concentration levels of lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium of packaging or of its packaging components, which is placed on the market on or after certain dates do not exceed certain limits on a sliding scale. Regulation 7(1) provides for the responsible person to keep technical documentation on compliance with the essential requirements and the heavy metals concentration limits in respect of packaging and to make this available at the request of the enforcement authority for a period of four years from the date packaging is placed on the market. Part IV relates to enforcement of the Regulations.

Full text
English
Website
www.opsi.gov.uk

References - Legislation

Implements

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

Legislation | European Union | 1994

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 1492 of 2006).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2006

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 1188 of 2004).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2004

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Hazardous Waste Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. No. 300 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Waste disposal, Waste management, Transport/storage, Data collection/reporting, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Hazardous Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 894 of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Waste disposal, Waste management, Transport/storage, Data collection/reporting, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Hazardous Waste (Wales) Regulations 2005 (W.S.I. No. 1806 (W.138) of 2005).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2005

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Hazardous waste, Waste disposal, Waste management, Transport/storage, Data collection/reporting, Inspection, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 2212 of 2013).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2013

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Packaging (Essential Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 1504 of 2009).

Legislation | United Kingdom | 2009

Keyword: Packaging/labelling, Toxicity/poisoning, Food quality control/food safety, Waste disposal, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX