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Labelling regulations to support correct disposal in the EU

On Thursday, 28 April 2022, the next free live webinar on “Labelling regulations to support correct disposal in the EU” will be held, starting at 14:00h. The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the legal environment surrounding labelling, not only of packaging, but also of other waste streams (e.g., WEEE and batteries). Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to raise any questions you may have. Further particulars and the link for registration purposes are available here:
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Packaging Act: Online retailers must prepare for increased controls

By 1 July 2022, all retailers who commercially place packaged goods on the market in Germany must register in the LUCID Packaging Register – regardless of the respective types of packaging. If they sell their packaged goods on electronic marketplaces, retailers will need to prepare for increased controls in the future.
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Slovenia: New manufacturer responsibility regulations

Manufacturers are required to join together to form take-back systems. Moreover, the new legislation provides for an authorised representative for producers of each waste stream from abroad. This offers foreign manufacturers of packaging and batteries the opportunity to register in Slovenia.
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Packaging Act: Starting in June 2022, marketplaces will be able to check LUCID registration automatically

The marketplaces will be directly subject to this obligation as of 1 July 2022. They are required to check whether the online retailers or sellers who offer their packaged goods on their platform have implemented the registration requirements and system participation. If the traders violate the statutory provisions, the marketplaces may no longer allow them to distribute their goods.
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UK: Plastic Packaging Tax comes into force on April 1

Manufacturers need to check if they are liable for the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT). From the date manufacturers become liable for the tax, they have 30 days to register.
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France: Extension of deadline for labelling of packaging

The general deadline for implementing the labeling, which concerns the packaging elements, remains 9th September 2022. However, the deadline for implementing the labelling on all packaging produced or imported before 9th September 2022 has been extended from 9th March 2023 to 15th June 2023 for producers serving one additonal waste stream (WEEE or batteries). For producers only serving the packaging waste stream the deadline will be 9th March 2023 regarding packaging produced or imported before 9th September 2022.
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Italy: Environmental labelling obligation for packaging suspended until 31.12.2022

The environmental labelling obligation for packaging in Italy has been suspended again until 31 December 2022. For more information, see the text of the law, which is available in Italian.
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Packaging Act: As of 1 July 2022, Amazon merchants must self-report FBA packages

This means that in future, every Amazon seller must be registered with the Central Packaging Register in the LUCID database and must also take part in a disposal system.
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Industrial batteries: Submission of the 2021 performance review report now pending

The annual performance review report for manufacturers and/or distributors of industrial batteries is due soon. According to the requirements of Section 15 of the Batteries Act (BattG), manufacturers / distributors of industrial batteries are obliged to submit a so-called performance review report to the Federal Environment Agency annually no later than 30 April.
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EPREL: Consumers have trust in energy efficiency labels

For retailers and manufacturers, it follows that the energy efficiency label is a particularly good and effective argumentation aid for sales.
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