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Amendment to Packaging Waste Directive 94/62

Directive (EU) 2018/852 has been published and substantial changes were made in Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

It includes:

  • An expanded Article 5 on reuse.
  • In Article 6, new targets for 2025 and 2030 for recycling packaging waste, both general and by specific material
  • A new Article 6a with rules on the calculation of attainment of the targets
  • The "Essential Requirements” in Article 9 are not changed but a paragraph is added "By 31 December 2020, the Commission shall examine the feasibility of reinforcing the essential requirements with a view to, inter alia, improving design for reuse and promoting high quality recycling, as well as strengthening their enforcement. To that end, the Commission shall submit a report to the European Parliament and to the Council, accompanied, if appropriate, by a legislative proposal.”