The Packaging Directive 2004/12/EC places significant requirements on companies selling packaging and packaged goods in Europe.
Packaging Compliance Requirements
Companies who sell packaging and packaged goods in Europe must comply with packaging substance restrictions, reusability and marking requirements and provide for packaging collection, recycling and reporting. The Packaging Directive requires 'responsible parties’ to comply with the Directive when the packaged goods are placed on the market in any EU Member State. Responsible parties can include suppliers of packaging materials, packaging producers and converters, fillers and users, importers and traders and distributors of packaging and packaged goods.