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Packaging Regulation Enforcement

Packaging Regulation Enforcement

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by Howard Stimpson, June 2016
Howard is a Senior Compliance Consultant and practise area Manager at Thinkstep Compliance Ltd. and has over 15 years experience with Packaging Compliance.
Companies face resource challenges to understand their legal exposure in each of the 28 Member States, and manage compliance to registration, recycling and reporting obligations, and keep up-to-date with the ever-changing regulations in each country. Did you know:

  • The UK Environment Agency website publishes company names and details of 23 Enforcement Undertakings carried out in 2015 for packaging non-compliance. Environment Agency press releases published August and October 2015 publicise a £415,000 packaging enforcement undertaking by organic baby food company HiPP and the prosecution of online trading company Babz Media for non-compliance with WEEE, Batteries and Packaging regulations.
  • From January 2016 packaging producers in Finland must provide a nationwide network of collection points for consumer packaging. Under the new Packaging Regulations the local authorities in Finland are no longer legally responsible for the collection of household packaging waste.
  • Mandatory packaging labelling requirements have been introduced in several Member States. From January 2015 packaging producers in France must include the ‘Triman’ logo on all recyclable household packaging, either directly on the product packaging or in the user instructions or on the producer’s website. From October 2015 packaging producers in Romania must label their packaging with the material identification system specified in Commission Decision 97/129/EC.

If your company sells packaged products across Europe then we can help you comply with the different Packaging Regulations in each of the 28 EU Member States and EFTA countries. We can manage your compliance to registration, recycling and reporting obligations, and keep you up-to-date with the ever-changing legal requirements in each country.

As more and more Packaging Legislation is brought in to force across the rest of the world we can also provide the same services to ensure your company stays compliant to Packaging Regulations anywhere there is a requirement.

Find out more about how EC4P can implement a robust and cost effective global WEEE (E-waste), Batteries & Packaging compliance program on your company's behalf.