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Packaging waste statistics

The environmental impacts caused by the generation and treatment of waste are raising serious concerns. As waste generation also represents an inefficient use of valuable resources, prevention and better management of waste is one of the top priorities of the EU’s sustainable development strategy. Although the magnitude of the different waste streams varies across European...

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Classification, Labelling & Packaging 2015: ACT NOW!

On the 1st of June 2015 all mixtures placed on the Irish market must be classified, labelled and packaged in accordance with CLP and a lot of work has to be done in advance to achieve this. During 2014 the Health and Safety Authority will continue to raise awareness among stakeholders about classification of mixtures, what it...

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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...

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Packaging Waste – Non-self Compliance Fee Structure

The Repak fee structure for a Major Producer comprise two distinct elements: Participation Fees (2012): Participation Fees are charged at a flat fee per tonne, irrespective of the material type, and are charged depending on the activity, or activities, of the Member Material Specific Fee: Material Specific fees – are based on the weight of...

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Packaging Waste Compliance Requirement in Ireland

Since 1997 Irish legislation has placed the responsibility for the recovery and recycling of packaging waste on those who handle packaging at any stage of the supply chain. A ‘Producer’ of packaging waste is a business who, for the purpose of trade or otherwise in the course of business sells or otherwise supplies other persons...

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