On 28 December 2022, the new packaging act was published in the Spanish Official Gazette. On 20 June 2022, we already informed about planned changes and the VERE association's statement on the draft legislation.
In the interest of its members, the VERE e.V. association, together with others, was able to avert the requirement of detailed instructions for sorting packaging waste according to instructions of the take-back systems on the packaging, as well as the explicit ban on the use of the Green Dot. On household packaging, however, there is an obligation to indicate the waste fraction or the correct collection container.
With the definition of product producer, this new legislation widens the scope of obligated parties. This also includes packers, importers, brand owners, distributors, parcel services and platform operators. For household packaging as well as for commercial and industrial packaging, they are obliged to register in the public producer register and to ensure the separate collection of packaging waste via a take-back system. The registration number must show up in official documents throughout the supply chain and is controlled by authorities. Foreign producers have to appoint an authorised representative.
In agreement among trading partners, the financing of the disposal can be taken over by a buyer or seller based in Spain. Anyone who therefore voluntarily joins a take-back system thus assumes the full responsibility of a producer. The contribution paid to a take-back system for disposal must be shown visibly on invoices to the customer.
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