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Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste

Directive on packaging and packaging waste

The aim of European Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, adopted in 1994, is harmonising the various member state measures in the area of packaging and packaging waste management and ensuring a high level of environmental protection. The main goals of the directive are to, first and foremost, avoid packaging waste, recover waste that cannot be avoided and thus achieve a reduction in the disposal of packaging waste.

Update Date: 31.03.2017