by Andy Steeds, April 7th, 2020
Andy is an EC4P Compliance Consultant helping companies identify their legal exposure to WEEE, Batteries and Packaging legislation and providing cost-effective and legally-robust recommendations for compliance.
the only member state within the EU which has not yet introduced obligations on
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging and waste packaging. Currently,
municipalities in Denmark are responsible for managing packaging waste, not
producers. However, Denmark has just consulted on a draft amendment to the
Environment Protection Act which intends to transpose the EU Packaging
The draft amendment sets out requirements on producers/importers to take-back and treat waste packaging according to their market share. The draft covers;
The details of the EPR regime are to be issued within supplementary legislation by the Minister.
The Ministry has proposed to issue legislation that;
The new proposed legislation on EPR obligations is due to come into effect by 2025, superseding the current the EU Circular Economy Package Principles.
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