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

Country/Territory
Sweden
Document type
Regulation
Date
2018
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Food & nutrition, Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Pollution control Food quality control/food safety Packaging/labelling Authorization/permit Waste management Recycling/reuse Waste disposal Waste prevention
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 the Swedish Environmental Code, lays down rules on the use of packaging by producers and define their responsibility in this respect. The purpose of this Regulation is to: a) Reduce the amount of packaging waste by ensuring that the manufacturing of packaging in such a manner that their volume and weight are reduced to it level required to maintain a good level of safety and hygiene, and that packaging is used only when necessary; b) Limit the harm to the environment of materials and substances in packaging; c) compel producers to provide or join a collective scheme that takes operational action and financial responsibility for collecting and processing packaging waste; d) ensure that packaging waste is taken care of in a healthy and environmentally acceptable manner; and (e) reach the recycling targets set out in this Regulation.

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

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