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Product Consulting, Packaging and Waste Directive
  1. What is Packaging and Packagi Waste Directive?
    The EU Directive on waste1 (or ‘Waste Framework Directive’) is an environmental protection measure which establishes rules for how waste should be managed in the EU. It aims to reduce the environmental impact of waste and to encourage efficient use of resources through reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery. This Directive has recently been revised.

    The Packaging and Waste Directive2 is a harmonization measure, meaning that it establishes common rules that help enable goods to trade freely and easily throughout the EU. It has a twin objective: to help prevent obstacles to trade (through harmonization) and to reduce the environmental impact of packaging. It defines minimum (‘essential’) requirements for packaging and sets targets for the amount of used packaging that must be recycled or otherwise recovered in each EU Member State. The European Commission proposed the Directive in the early nineties because different national environmental measures were causing competitive distortions and obstacles to the free movement of packaged goods.

    Packaging: all products made of any materials of any nature to be used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods, from raw materials to processed goods, from the producer to the user or the consumer;

    Packaging waste: any packaging or packaging material covered by the definition of waste in Directive 75/442/EEC, excluding production residues;

  2. Why certification for Packaging and Waste Directive ?
    The European Union is seeking to harmonies national measures concerning the management of packaging and packaging waste to provide a high level of environmental protection and ensure the functioning of the internal market

    This Directive covers all packaging placed on the market in the Community and all packaging waste, whether it is used or released at industrial, commercial, office, shop, service, household or any other level, regardless of the material used. Directive 2004/12/EC (amending Directive 94/62/EC) establishes criteria clarifying the definition of the term 'packaging'. Clear examples are given in Annex I, such as tea bags, which are non-packaging, and the film overwrap around a CD case or labels hung directly on or attached to a product, which are packaging. This Annex replaces Annex I to Directive 94/62/EC

  3. Which product can go for Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive
    • Packaging Products as under
    • Tea bags
    • Wax layers around cheese, so called ‘food contact materials’
    • Considered non-packaging materials, while the film overwrap around a CD case, paper
    • Plastic carrier bags
    • Labels hung directly on or attached to a product are considered packaging
    • paper or plastic carrier bags
    • Packaging Waste products as under For example, contaminated or soiled materials, materials whose date for appropriate use has expired, spilled, or misshaped materials, adulterated materials, materials of which the use of has been banned by the EU, etc.

  4. Step to achieve Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive

  5. What are the advantage of Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive ?

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