Clarification of EU packaging definition

The European Commission has proposed a list of products and materials to clarify what should and should not be considered as packaging.

Some 26 items have been added to an annex to the 2004 EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.

The list was sent to the Council of Ministers last week following a consultation with EU member states.

The commission will adopt the proposal if member states and the European Parliament do not oppose it following a three-month scrutiny period.