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Restrictions on Placing on the Market of Single-Use Plastic Products Regulations, 2020.

Country/Territory
Malta
Document type
Regulation
Date
2020
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Environment gen., Waste & hazardous substances
Keyword
Offences/penalties Pollution control Protection of environment Waste prevention Waste management
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Abstract

These Regulations bring into effect Article 5 and Article 6(1) and (2) of 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. After providing for some definitions for the interpretation of the text, the regulations set a prohibition, as from 1 January 2021, of placing on the market single-use plastic and products made from oxo-degradable plastic (listed in Part A of the Schedule) and, as from 3 July 2024, the placing on the market of the single-use plastic products (listed in Part B of the Schedule) that have caps and lids made of plastic. The regulations further provide for offences against the above and relevant penalties.

Full text
English
Website
legislation.mt

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

Amended by

Restrictions on Placing on the Market of Single-Use Plastic Products (Amendment) Regulations, 2022.

Legislation | Malta | 2022

Keyword: Ecofriendly products/ecofriendly processes, Pollution control, Protection of environment, Solid waste, Waste management, Packaging/labelling

Source: FAO, FAOLEX