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Amendments to Directive 94/62/EC

From:Shenzhen STS test services Co., Ltd. Hits:94 Createtime:2018-06-21

On June 14, 2018, the Directive (EU)2018/852 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union, amending Directive 96/62/EC on packing and packing waste. Excerpts from some of these revisions for you are as follows:
1. In point 2 of article 3, the definitions of " reusable " ," packaging " and " composite packaging " were added as clause 2a and 2b respectively. The definitions of "waste", "waste management", "collection" and so on in point 3-10 of the original directive were merged into clause 2c.

2. Article 5 on "reuse": the measures that Member States should encourage to increase reutilization are put forward, including the deposit withdrawal plan, the setting of qualitative or quantitative objectives, etc.

3. Article 6 about "recycling" : the lowest increase about packaging waste recycling targets, and the member states meet minimum recycling target deadline after longer time and detract from the lowest rate, and the provisions on the calculation rules for the realization of the recycling target and the early-warning report shall be added as clause 6a and 6b respectively.

4. The contents of the Article 17 of the original directive on "reporting obligations" were incorporated into Article 12,,and the title was revised from "information system" to "information systems and reporting" to increase member states' objectives, reuse, quality inspection reports, measures and reporting obligations.

5. In Tables 1 and 2 of Annex III,the rows entitled ‘Metal’ are each replaced by two rows entitled ‘Ferrous metal’ and ‘Aluminium’.

6. Annex IV was added,about the implementation plan to be submitted pursuant to point (d) of Article6(1a) ,such as:
a. Assessment of the past, current and projected rates of recycling, landfilling and other treatment of packaging waste and the streams of which it is composed;
b. Assessment of the implementation of waste management plans and waste prevention programmes in place pursuant to Articles 28 and 29 of Directive 2008/98/EC;
c. Reasons for which the Member State considers that it might not be able to attain the relevant target laid down in points (g) and (i) of Article 6(1) within the deadline set therein and an assessment of the time extension necessary to meet that target;
d. Measures necessary to attain the targets set out in points (g) and (i) of Article 6(1) of this Directive that are applicable to the Member State during the time extension, including appropriate economic instruments and other measures to provide incentives for the application of the waste hierarchy as set out in Article 4(1) of, and Annex IVa to, Directive 2008/98/EC;
e. A timetable for the implementation of the measures identified in point 4, determination of the body competent for their implementation and an assessment of their individual contribution to attaining the targets applicable in the event of a time extension;
f. Information on funding for waste management in line with the polluter-pays principle;
g. Measures to improve data quality, as appropriate, with a view to better planning and monitoring performance in waste management.’.

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union and it is addressed to the Member States. Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by 5 July 2020.
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