Packaging deposit laws in Lithuania and Latvia

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June 2014

An amendment to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Law which provides for a deposit system on non-reusable packaging and for associated marking requirements has been approved by the Lithuanian Parliament.

The amendment has yet to be signed off by the Government which is required before it passes into law.

A non-profit legal entity shall be set up to manage the deposit system by 1 October 2014, and the deposit will enter into force on 1 February 2015.

The Latvian Parliament has yet to reach an agreement on its proposed deposit law. No further developments are anticipated before the general elections in October 2014.

Source: Perchards/Sagis