Producer responsibility for packaging

What it means for your business

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What does producer responsibility for packaging mean for your business?

On January 1st 2025 the extended producer responsibility for packaging will enter into force in Denmark as one of the last countries in EU. As early as Q1 2024, you must register and indicate expected quantities that your company will bring on the market in 2024.

The Purpose with the extended producer responsibility is to

Reduce the amount of packaging

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Increase real reuse and recycling of packaging materials

Force companies to re-design to more circular packaging

The companies will get full responsibility for the quantity (weight) of packaging they put on the market and the handling of it in all of its life cycle. It includes:

Administrative and legal responsibility (documentation requirements and labelling).

Economic responsibility (companies to finance costs for logistics, sorting, recycling, registration.