Act of 13 June 2013. on packaging and waste, is the law, that significantly changes the previously valid Act of May 11, 2001. Most of the regulations applicable today on the functioning of the system of packaging waste management has been incorporated into the new Act.
Businesses introducing products in packaging, have to settle both recovery and recycling of packaging. Those who do not, will have to pay a product fee. The settlement must be submitted every year. Entrepreneurs who did not submited it are required to complete the missing reports and fees for the last 5 years. Importantly, mandatory levels of recovery and recycling of packaging waste are growing every year, and with it increase the costs of non-compliance.
Entrepreneur introducing products in packaging is required to conduct enviromental education campaigns. This obligation can be implemented independently or through a recovery organization.
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