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Regulation on the nature and labeling of certain single-use plastic products (Disposable Plastic Labeling Ordinance).

Country/Territory
Germany
Document type
Regulation
Date
2021
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Food & nutrition
Keyword
Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Enforcement/compliance Environmental standards Offences/penalties Protection of environment Recycling/reuse Standards Beverages Packaging/labelling
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Western Europe
Entry into force notes
This Regulation comes into force on July 3, 2021.
Abstract

This Regulation implements the EU Regulation on reducing the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. This Regulation regulates the nature of certain single-use plastic beverage containers and the labeling of certain single-use plastic products on the product itself or on the associated packaging. A single-use plastic is a product made entirely or partly of plastic that is not designed, developed and placed on the market to undergo multiple product cycles during its lifetime. The Regulation provides for specific regulation on beverage containers for special medical purposes, containers made of glass or metal and containers whose closures or lids contain plastic seals. The Regulation consists of 6 Articles as follow: Scope (1); Definitions (2); Requirements for the quality of certain single-use plastic beverage containers (3); Labeling obligation (4); Administrative offences (5); Entry into force (6).

Full text
German
Website
www.bgbl.de

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Legislation | European Union | 2019

Keyword: Pollution control, Waste prevention, Waste management, Recycling/reuse, Polluter pays principle, Freshwater pollution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX