Compulsory marking on single-use plastic product without alternative
Until July 3 this year, the requirements of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and the Council of June 5, 2019 on reducing the impact of certain plastic products on the environment had to be introduced into all EU members’ legislation. However, there will be a delay in Bulgaria because there is no final version of the ordinance for introduction yet.
The prohibited single-use plastics include plastic plates, cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks), beverage straws and stirrers, food containers, and cups for expanded polystyrene, incl. caps, earplugs, balloon sticks, all oxo-degradable plastic products.
Each single-use plastic product such as sanitary towels (pads), tampons and tampon applicators, wet wipes, i.e., pre-wetted personal care and domestic wipes, tobacco products with filters and filters marketed for use in combination with tobacco products; cups for beverages placed on the market must bear a conspicuous, clearly legible and indelible marking on its packaging or on the product itself. The marking aims to inform the consumers of the appropriate waste management options of the product and the presence of plastics in the product and the resulting negative impact of littering or other inappropriate means of waste disposal of the product on the environment. Derogation is allowed for manufacturers who may apply the stickers / labels on the packaging of products placed on the market before 4 July 2022.
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