European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste
This Directive aims to harmonise national measures concerning the management of packaging and packaging waste, and also to prevent any impact on the environment. (Art. 1(1)) 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. (Art. 2 (1))
Marking and identification > to facilitate collection, reuse and recovery including recycling, packaging shall indicate the nature of the packaging material (s) used. (Art.8 (2)) Packaging shall bear the appropriate marking either on the packaging itself or on the label. (Art. 8(3))
Relevant product types
Obligations based on CLP hazard class
Obligations based on properties of concerns
Article 11 with regard to heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Hg and Cr6+)
EU-level occupational exposure limits
EU-level emission limit values
Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level
Industry submission system in place
Art. 12 (6) states that MS shall require all economic operators involved to provide competent authorities with reliable data on their sector as required.
Format for industry submission
MS Competent authorities > as per Art. 12 (1), MS shall take the necessary measures to ensure that databases on packaging and packaging waste are established on a harmonised basis.
MSCA; DG ENV; European Environment agency and Eurostat (compiling and publishing MS reports)
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