Revision of the European directive on packaging
The Official Journal of the European Union of 18 February 2004 publishes the Directive 2004/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.
This revision completes the definition of packaging by introducing three new criteria. Examples are supplied as Annex I to the Directive.
It also re-defines the obligations of the Member States regarding prevention, and recovery and recycling of packaging waste. Further, it introduces a revision process to be repeated every five years.
This Directive must be transposed into the national legislations by 18 August 2005.
Read the full text of the Directive in: English, français, nederlands.
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