Romania: New law on packaging and packaging waste management

New law on packaging and packaging waste manageme...

Law no. 249/28 October 2015, on packaging and packaging waste management, published in Official Journal of Romania no. 809/10 October 2015, transposes into the national legislation the provisions of Directive 94/62/CE, amended under Directive 2004/12/CE, Directive 2013/2/UE, Decision 97/129/CE, Decision 2005/270/CE, and comes into force at the date of its publication.


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The provisions of the Law shall apply to packaging introduced on the Romanian market, regardless of the  material used for its production or its particular use, as well as to packaging waste, regardless of how it has been generated. The definitions and terms used in the Law are presented in its Appendix 1, and are supplemented by the  definitions set out in Law 211/2011 on waste regime and  Governmental Ordinance 20/2010 on conditions for products trade. 

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