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On 08, Jan 2014 | In | By admin


Packaging waste must be taken back

Packaging represents reusable materials; that is secondary raw materials which can be used to produce new packaging or other products. To this end, they must be separated from residual waste, collected, sorted and recycled.

The EU passed the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC in order to achieve this objective and at the same time counter the steady increase in packaging quantities. It also provides for the first time a so-called extended producer responsibility.

Many countries around the world have followed the EU’s example and have also implemented similar legislation. These include Macedonia, Belarus, Israel and Brazil as well as Asian countries like China and Japan.