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Regulation (2016: 1041) on plastic bags.

Country/Territory
Sweden
Document type
Regulation
Date
2016 (2018)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Pollution control Recycling/reuse Waste domestic sources Waste prevention Data collection/reporting Waste management
Geographical area
Arctic, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Regulation, made under section 13 of Chapter 15 of the Environmental Code, contains provisions on the obligation of those who provide plastic bags to the public to inform the consumer on such bags and their environmental impact in order to reduce the consumption of such bags and thereby reduce littering and promote more efficient resource utilization. Those who manufacture plastic bags shall report annually to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency on the annual production of bags intended for the Swedish market.

Full text
Swedish
Website
www.riksdagen.se

References - Legislation

Implements

Swedish Environmental Code (1998:808).

Legislation | Sweden | 1998 (2018)

Keyword: Framework law, Institution, Pollution control, EIA, Access-to-information, Agricultural land, Ecosystem preservation, Environmental audit, Environmental planning, Genetically modified organism (GMO), Environmental standards, Inspection, Polluter pays principle, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Soil rehabilitation, Policy/planning, Standards, Protection of environment, Management/conservation, Waste management, Waste prevention, Water conservation zone, Waterworks, Drainage/land reclamation, Authorization/permit, Protected area, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repealed by

Decree (2021:996) on disposable products.

Legislation | Sweden | 2021

Keyword: Protection of environment, Packaging/labelling, Waste management, Waste prevention

Source: FAO, FAOLEX