Compliance requirements in Portugal

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WEEE Regulations

Batteries Regulations

Packaging Regulations

WEEE requirements

Registration timescale

16 August 2005

Registration agency

SIRP (Sistema Informático para o Registo)

Regulations in Portuguese

Batteries requirements

Registration timescale

Not specified, but by 26 September 2009 all producers must have transferred their obligation to manage waste batteries to a collective or individual system.

Registration Agency

SIRP (Sistema Informático para o Registo)

Registration, collection and recycling obligations for batteries producers

Producers of portable batteries

Producers can join a collective scheme and transfer legal responsibility to the scheme. No schemes yet to receive approval from the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA). Individual compliance is permitted but systems must be approved by APA.

Producers of industrial batteries

Individual compliance is permitted.Operating conditions for individual systems are identical to those for collective systems and therefore few individual systems are expected.

Battery Regulations in Portuguese

Packaging requirements

The Decree-Law set up a ‘follow-up committee' to supervise compliance with the law. CAGERE is chaired by an Environment Ministry representative and is composed of representatives of the four key ministries (Environment, Agriculture, Industry and Energy, and Trade and Tourism), a representative of the National Association of Municipalities and a representative of each association covering the economic sectors involved.

Obligated parties must register and submit data based on the amount of packaging handled to CAGERE.

The deadline for meeting recycling targets in Portugal was delayed until 31 December 2011 in accordance with the amendment to the revised Directive, 2005/20/EC.

Producers and importers are obliged to achieve the specified recovery and recycling targets. These obligations can be fulfilled individually or jointly through an authorised recovery organisation.

If a producer joins an authorised recovery organisation, the obligations are passed onto this organisation. Producers and recovery organisations must register with the relevant authorities.

Individual producers or recovery organisations that do not meet the required levels of recovery and recycling must pay a product charge. The product fee is calculated separately for each type of packaging.


The threshold obligation for business end-users is if over 1100 litres of packaging is handled per week. Below this volume it can be collected as household waste.

Packaging Regulations in Portuguese Amendment 162-2000 in Portuguese Amendment 92-2006 in Portuguese

Meeting the requirements

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