The Single-Use Plastics Directive has already entered into force in 2019 and aims at reducing the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. The implementation of this directive in Poland is significantly delayed. Member States had time until 03/07/2021 to introduce relevant regulations.
Main provisions of the new law:
- Prohibition of placing single-use plastic products, such as cotton swabs, plastic straws and cutlery, beverage sticks on the market;
- Mandatory labelling of single-use plastic products, such as wet wipes, tampons, and tobacco products with filters;
- Mandatory registration for companies, which place single-use plastic products as well as the fishing gear containing plastic on the market;
- mandatory appointment of an authorized representative for foreign manufacturers;
- Charges for disposable beverage and food packaging and the obligation to ensure the availability of alternative packaging.
The law has already been signed by the President of the Republic of Poland and will be published soon. Most of the provisions of the law will enter into force 14 days after publication. Part of the law, including the provisions on imposing fines for non-availability of alternative packaging, will not enter into force until 01/07/2024.
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