As per information from our partner, a new environmental law was passed in Slovenia, on 16 March. This law also newly regulates extended producer responsibility. The origin of the law as well as its content are controversial.
Producers are obliged to join together to form take-back systems. Only associations that place more than 25% by weight of the reportable products of a waste stream on the market are recognised as take-back systems. Our partner sees the danger of monopolisation in this. Whether this will lead to higher prices for small producers remains to be seen.
Furthermore, the new law prescribes an authorised representative for producers from abroad for all waste streams. This gives foreign producers of packaging and batteries the opportunity to register in Slovenia.
Labelling requirements will be set by the government, according to the new environmental law.
The adopted law has now been published and can be accessed via the Uradni list - Vsebina Uradnega lista (uradni-list.si) in Slovenian only.
According to our Slovenian partners, the application process for participation in the new systems to be set up now started. The take-back systems have time until 30 July 2022 to do so. The awarding by the authority is to take place by 31 October 2022.
Should you wish to register in Slovenia as a producer of WEEE, batteries or packaging, or if you have any questions on this topic, please do not hesitate to contact Rebekka Schwarber via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +49/40/750687-150.
For more information on our international compliance services related to the placing on the market of electronic equipment, batteries/rechargeable batteries and packaged products or packaging, please click here: https://www.take-e-way.com/international-compliance/