In addition to European countries such as Italy and France, countries in the Balkans also have special regulations for packaging to facilitate separate collection for citizens. Although Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina are not member states of the European Union, they nevertheless rely for guidance on European directives.
In Serbia, the packaging materials used must be identified and labelled to facilitate collection, reuse, recycling, composting, biodegradation and use for energy purposes. The Serbian Ministry prescribes the type of numbering, abbreviations and symbols on which the system for identifying and labelling packaging materials is based. In addition, the packaging must be labelled with recycling and reuse symbols. The Serbian Packaging Act stipulates a fine of 500,000 dinars (approx. 1,500 euros) to 1,000,000 dinars (approx. 3,000 euros) for non-compliance with the labelling regulations.
Unlike Serbia, which has had packaging legislation since 2009, Bosnia and Herzegovina only published their packaging ordinance on 14 April 2023. In these states, labelling is mandatory in order to identify the packaging material. The identification number and/or text must be included within or below the recycling symbol.
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