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The Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste is the continuing effort of the European Commission to minimize the impact of waste on the environment.
94/62/EC requires each member state to meet continually rising standards of recovery set forth by the European Commission. Since the burden of proving their compliance lies with each member state, Member states are individually responsible for setting up a recovery system to meet the EC standards In most cases, the recovery system set up by the member states turns the responsibility back to producers. The European Commission also sets physical standards that apply directly to producers. These standards, concerning functional packaging, packaging components, packaging constituents, and packaging materials, must be met before approval is given that a product may be placed on the EU market Recovery can be effectively put into four categories: Recycling, Energy Recovery, Composting, and Biodegration. These are the methods to which each member state is required to meet the EC standard.
Each category is defined as follows:
Last updated Dec 28, 2008
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