EU published Plastic Directive

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 13:18

The DIRECTIVE (EU) 2019/904 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment introduce several important requirements for plastic users. For example, beverage bottles collection must reach 90% by 2029 and the member states are encourage to introduce beverage packaging deposit refund system. A new concept is that producers of certain products in plastic packaging will finance the plastic litter clean-up (EPR for litter). Certain plastic products like plastic straws will be banned.