Packaging law comes into effect in Poland

30 Jul 2013


In July 2013 Polish president Bronisław Komorowski signed a law relating to packaging and waste packaging which is designed to bring the country into line with EU regulations, there especially the 1994 EU packaging directive.

The government believes that the recycling system does not work and will not bring Poland up to EU standards before 2014.  This requires a general recycling rate of sixty percent for glass, patient cardboard and paper, viagra 50 percent for metal, 22.5 percent for plastics and 15 percent for wood.

The law refers to all packaging materials, regardless of where they were manufactured.  It requires all recycling companies to be registered at a regional level and to statistically control how much product is recycled. Businesses which fail to recycle sufficient material will be fined.


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