SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, is advising stakeholders that Ukraine intends to promulgate a draft law on packaging and packaging waste.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) circulated the proposal on May 5, 2023. It details legal, economic and organizational principles for packaging and packaging waste management, and has three goals:
1. Reduce the negative impact of packaging and packaging waste on human health and the environment
2. Create a system for collection and recycling
3. Support a transition towards a closed-loop economy
Ukraine’s draft law is based on European Union’s directives:
– Directive 2008/98/EC ‘Waste Framework Directive’ (WFD)
– Directive 94/62/EC – packaging and packaging waste
SGS has published SafeGuardS 057.23 to help stakeholders understand the scope of Ukraine’s draft law. It includes information on the provisions in the draft law and a table detailing the proposed restrictions on lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium (VI).
It is expected the draft law will enter into force on the day following its publication in the nation’s official gazette. Provisions will be applied from January 1, 2024, with the exception of some clauses.
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