- Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste
Directive 94/62/EC sets out new recycling targets in Article 6(1) (f) to (i). Until the moment that compliance with the new targets has to be reported (for 2025), member state must continue showing compliance with the old targets as set out in Article 6(1), points (a) to (e), of the Directive. Directive sets out new and clearer calculation rules to account for attainment of recycling targets. New calculation rules are recommended for reporting on both, old and new targets.
Data shall be reported for each calendar year, electronically within 18 months of the end of the reporting year for which the data are collected.
From reporting year 2020, new format for reporting on packaging and packaging waste is applied. Data on generation and treatment of packaging waste and on reusable packaging are reported using the formats set out in Annex I of the EU Decision 2019/665 (Table 1, Table 2, Table 3). The data should be accompanied by a quality check report prescribed in Annex IV of the EU Decision 2019/665 and a report on the measures taken pursuant to Article 6a (3), regarding the establishment of system for quality control and traceability of packaging waste, and Article 6a (8), related to the export of packaging waste, including detailed information about the average loss rates where applicable.
- SUP Directive (EC) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment
In 2019, new rules were set to target single-plastic products most often found on beaches, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear, which together constitute 70% of all marine litter items. SUP Directive introduces new obligations to monitor consumption of single-use products as well as the measures taken and report the progress made to the EC. Also, SUP Directive foresees further development of “producer responsibility schemes”, requesting from the producers to cover the costs of waste management clean-up, data gathering and awareness raising for certain products.
Following data shall be reported to European Commission for each calendar year:
- Data on single-use plastic products listed in Part A of the Annex that have been placed on the market of the Member State each year, to demonstrate the consumption reduction in accordance with Article 4(1); (reffers to cups for beverages and food containers)
- Information on the measures taken by the Member State for the purposes of Article 4(1); (reffers to cups for beverages and food containers)
- Data on single-use plastic products listed in Part F of the Annex that have been separately collected in the Member State each year, to demonstrate the attainment of the separate collection targets in accordance with Article 9(1); (reffers to beverage bottles)
- Data on fishing gear containing plastic placed on the market and on waste fishing gear collected in the Member State each year;
- Information on recycled content in beverage bottles listed in Part F of the Annex to demonstrate the attainment of the targets laid down in Article 6(5); and
- Data on the post-consumption waste of single-use plastic products listed in Section III of Part E of the Annex that has been collected in accordance with Article 8(3). (reffers to tobacco products with filters)
Data and information should be reported electronically within 18 months of the end of the reporting year for which they were collected.
The first reporting period is the calendar year 2022, with the exception of points (e) and (f) of the first subparagraph for which the first reporting period is the calendar year 2023.
The data and information reported, shall be accompanied by a quality check report.
- Directive (EU) 2015/720 amending Directive 94/62/EC as regards reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags
Directive (EU) 2015/720 requires from member states to take measures to achieve a sustained reduction in the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags on their territory.
EU Decision 2018/896 requires Member States to calculate and report data on the annual consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags within their territory, for monitoring their performance against the reduction requirement. The annual consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags per person shall be calculated (number of items or weight)
The Member States shall report the data using at least one of four reporting tables provided in Annex of the Decision 2018/896, accompanied by quality check report prescribed in Annex IV of the PPWD Decision 2019/665.
The due date for reporting on lightweight plastic carrier bags is within 18 months from the end of the reference year.