Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive—snapshot
Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive—snapshot

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019
  • What is the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive?
  • New Approach
  • Circular economy
  • What is packaging?
  • Prevention
  • Re-Use
  • Recovery
  • More...

Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive—snapshot

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019

The Waste (Miscellaneous Amendments) (EU Exit) (No 2) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/188, introduce amendments to multiple pieces of EU-derived domestic legislation to correct deficiencies in this legislation arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. This includes amendments to the regulations that implement the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive 94/62/EC. For more details see: England and Wales legislation.

What is the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive?

TitleEuropean Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste
Entry into Force31 December 1994
Deadline for Transposition30 June 1996
AmendmentsSee: EUR-lex linked documents
England and Wales legislationProducer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007, SI 2007/871 (PROPWR 2007) and the Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/1640 (PERR 2015)
SubjectProducer responsibility, packaging waste

Directive

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