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Packaging and packaging waste: EU Regulation notified to WTO

Emballages et déchets d'emballages : le Règlement européen notifié à l'OMC

On 27 February 2023, the European Commission transmitted to the WTO (World Trade Organisation) the draft Regulation on packaging and packaging waste. Scheduled for adoption in 2025, its main aim is to prevent the unsustainable use of resources and promote the circular economy, to protect human health and the environment. It is now open for comment for 90 days.

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Notification Date

27 February 2023

Products covered

• Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics
• Packaging made of paper and cardboard
• Carboys, bottles, flasks, jars, pots, phials, ampoules and other containers, of glass, of a kind used for the conveyance or packing of goods, preserving jars, stoppers, lids and other closures, of glass
• Packing cases, boxes, crates, drums and similar packing of wood; cable-drums of wood; pallets, box pallets and other load boards, of wood; pallet collars of wood
• Sacks and bags, of a kind used for the packing of goods, of all types of textile materials
• Stoppers, caps and lids, incl. crown corks, screw caps and pouring stoppers, capsules for bottles, threaded bungs, bung covers, seals and other packing accessories
• Casks, barrels, vats, tubs and other coopers’ products and parts thereof, of wood, including staves
• Ceramic wares for laboratory, chemical or other technical uses; ceramic troughs, tubs and similar receptacles of a kind used in agriculture; ceramic pots, jars and similar articles of a kind used for the conveyance or packaging of goods
• Containers for compressed or liquefied gas, of …

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