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Packaging Waste Ordinance.

Country/Territory
Germany
Document type
Regulation
Date
1998
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Ordinance on the avoidance and reuse of packaging waste.
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Pollution control Waste disposal Waste management Recycling/reuse Waste domestic sources Waste non-domestic sources Packaging/labelling Internal trade Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Western Europe
Abstract

The above-mentioned Ordinance implements the European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste which aims aims to harmonize national measures concerning the management of packaging and packaging waste in order, on the one hand, to prevent any impact thereof on the environment of all Member States as well as of third countries or to reduce such impact, thus providing a high level of environmental protection, and, on the other hand, to ensure the functioning of the internal market and to avoid obstacles to trade and distortion and restriction of competition within the Community. The present Ordinance covers all packaging placed on the market in Germany 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. At the outset the text contains a definition clause relating to various terms therein employed such as for example “packaging”, “sales packaging”, “grouped packaging”, “transport packaging”. The text consists of 17 articles divided into 4 Parts as follows: Objectif, sphere of applications, definition of terms (1); Duty of recovery and recycling (2); Production, marketing and labelling of packaging (3); Violations, transitional and final provisions (4).

Full text
German
Website
www.bmj.de

References - Legislation

Amended by

First Ordinance amending the Packaging Waste Ordinance

Legislation | Germany | 2000

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Second Ordinance amending the Packaging Waste Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2002

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Third Ordinance amending the Packaging Waste Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2002

Keyword: Waste disposal, Packaging/labelling, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fourth Ordinance amending the Packaging Waste Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2005

Keyword: Waste disposal, Packaging/labelling, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Fifth Ordinance amending the Packaging Waste Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2008

Keyword: Waste disposal, Packaging/labelling, Offences/penalties, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Packaging Act.

Legislation | Germany | 2017

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste disposal, Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Waste domestic sources, Waste non-domestic sources, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Sustainable use

Source: FAO, FAOLEX