Notification Detail

DRAFT ROYAL DECREE ON PACKAGING AND PACKAGING WASTE

Notification Number: 2022/325/E (Spain )
Date received: 06/05/2022
End of Standstill: 08/08/2022 ( 07/11/2022)

Issue of comments by: Commission,Sweden
Issue of detailed opinion by: Commission
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Message 002

Communication from the Commission - TRIS/(2022) 01636
Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Translation of the message 001
Notification: 2022/0325/E

No abre el plazo - Nezahajuje odklady - Fristerne indledes ikke - Kein Fristbeginn - Viivituste perioodi ei avata - Καμμία έναρξη προθεσμίας - Does not open the delays - N'ouvre pas de délais - Non fa decorrere la mora - Neietekmē atlikšanu - Atidėjimai nepradedami - Nem nyitja meg a késéseket - Ma’ jiftaħx il-perijodi ta’ dawmien - Geen termijnbegin - Nie otwiera opóźnień - Não inicia o prazo - Neotvorí oneskorenia - Ne uvaja zamud - Määräaika ei ala tästä - Inleder ingen frist - Не се предвижда период на прекъсване - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare - Nu deschide perioadele de stagnare.

(MSG: 202201636.EN)

1. Structured Information Line
MSG 002 IND 2022 0325 E EN 06-05-2022 E NOTIF


2. Member State
E


3. Department Responsible
Subdirección General de Asuntos Industriales, Energéticos, de Transportes y Comunicaciones, y de Medio Ambiente.
Dirección General de Coordinación del Mercado Interior y Otras Políticas Comunitarias
Secretaría de Estado para la Unión Europea.
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación


3. Originating Department
Subdirección General de Economía Circular
Dirección General de Calidad y Evaluación Ambiental
Secretaría de Estado de Medio Ambiente
Ministerio para la Transición Ecológica y el Reto Demográfico


4. Notification Number
2022/0325/E - S10E


5. Title
DRAFT ROYAL DECREE ON PACKAGING AND PACKAGING WASTE


6. Products Concerned
All packages or packaged products placed on the Spanish market, whether domestic, commercial or industrial, shall be affected.


7. Notification Under Another Act
- Directive 2006/123/EC on services in the internal market
- Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste



8. Main Content
The RD sets out obligations for precaution, reuse and design in order to move towards a circular economy. The RD reviews the extended producer responsibility (APR) scheme for household packaging after almost 25 years of application of Law 11/1997 of 24 April to bring it into line with the new regulation established at Community level and transposed by Law 7/2022 of 8 April on contaminated waste and soils for a circular economy. In addition, the APR scheme applies to commercial and industrial packaging, which have generally been exempted.
Similarly, the RD foresees the necessary mechanisms to comply with the EU’s reporting obligations and to increase transparency and proper monitoring and control of producers’ obligations as regards both the placing on the market of products and the management of their waste.


9. Brief Statement of Grounds
The purpose of the Royal Decree is to transpose Directive 2018/852 of 30 May 2018 and to adapt the Spanish legislation on packaging to the new extended producer responsibility scheme established by Directive 2018/851 of 30 May 2018 and Directive 2019/904 of 5 June 2019 as regards packaging within its scope, once it has been incorporated into Law 7/2022 of 8 April on contaminated waste and soils for a circular economy.


10. Reference Documents - Basic Texts
References from the base texts: Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 on packaging and packaging waste in its consolidated version.
Directive 2008/98/EC of 19 November 2008 on waste in its consolidated version.
Directive (EU) 2019/904 of 5 June 2019 on reducing the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.
Law 7/2022 of 8 April on waste and contaminated soils for a circular economy.
The basic texts were forwarded with an earlier notification: 2020/658/E


11. Invocation of the Emergency Procedure
No


12. Grounds for the Emergency
-


13. Confidentiality
No


14. Fiscal measures
No


15. Impact assessment
-


16. TBT and SPS aspects
TBT aspect

Yes

SPS aspect

No - The draft is not a sanitary or phytosanitary measure

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European Commission

Contact point Directive (EU) 2015/1535
Fax: +32 229 98043
email: grow-dir2015-1535-central@ec.europa.eu

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  Freshfel Europe & ESSA on 05-08-2022
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Freshfel Europe, the European Fresh Produce Association, and ESSA, the European Sprouted Seeds Association, who are the EU representative Associations for the fresh fruit and vegetable sector across the whole supply chain and the sprouted seeds sector respectively, are responding to TRIS Notification Number 2022/325/E (Spain) on ‘Draft Royal Decree on Packaging Waste’, notified on 05/06/2022. The draft decree pertains to the application of Directive (EU) 2019/904 among others. Freshfel Europe and ESSA alert that this Draft Royal Decree is a significant trade barrier and includes disproportionate provisions for the fresh produce and sprouted seeds sectors. Please find attached the contribution outlining in detail Freshfel Europe's and ESSA's views. 


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  Oceana on 05-08-2022
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Spain is among the EU Member States that have the highest marine pollution problems. Given that the sea has no borders, the Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste should be perceived as a unique opportunity to address this issue. Delaying the measures to rationalise packaging will imply missing legal deadlines, increasing the consumption of raw materials including fossil-based plastic and perpetuating a massive pollution problem.

Manufacturers and retailers operate in a highly dynamic environment. A legislation that is not a shift, but an incremental set of measures towards the reduction of waste and littering should come as no surprise. Legislative procedures take months or even years, and they require political consensus that is often complicated to reach. Anyone who operates in the EU is aware that the protection of the environment is an increasing social demand and existing pieces of legislation are expected to adapt to it.

In light of the current climate, biodiversity and energy crises, the improvement of legislation should not be framed as an obstacle for multi-national operators. It is rather an enhancement of protection to EU citizens and the environment. Producers can avoid complexities related to navigating different levels of legislation simply by adopting the highest standards for all their products.

Finally, the release of ambitious national legislation does not undermine the revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, but it paves the way towards a reuse transition by leading by example. The EU should hear the voices of the many Member States that are trying to be more ambitious with their targets and practices.


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  n Spanish Soft Drinks Associatio(ANFABRA) on 05-08-2022
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  ASPACK on 02-08-2022
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 ASPACK, la Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Envases y Embalajes de Cartón, apoya plenamente las objeciones publicadas hasta ahora por las diferentes asociaciones europeas de la industria y suscribe la contribución TRIS de la Industria Conjunta publicada por FoodDrinkEurope y ECMA.

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  ECMA European Carton Makers Association on 02-08-2022
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The Europeran Carton Makers Association fully supports the call for harmonisation. Rules on packaging prevention and reuse, recycled content and labelling need to be agreed at the European level.

In addition ECMA highlights this need for harmonisation is also essential when setting criteria for modulating the financial contribution to collective extended producer responsibility schemes. 


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  APPLiA Europe on 01-08-2022
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 Please find APPLiA Europe's contribition to the draft Spanish Royal Decree on the Packaging and Packaging Waste

 


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  Confederation of European Paper Industries - Cepi on 01-08-2022
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Please find attached a joint industry contribution on TRIS notification 2022/325/E (Spain) 

 


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  COFEPAC on 29-07-2022
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Cofepac is a French professional organisation representing the paper and board packaging value chain. The Spanish draft decree raises a high concern, both from the environment and EU internal market point of view.

 

This draft decree proposes to impose a reuse target of 20% of industrial and commercial packaging in 2030 and 30% in 2035, which is very ambitious. The implementation of these objectives will result in the substitution of a large quantity of corrugated cardboard packaging (which represents a large part of industrial and commercial packaging in Europe) by rigid plastic packaging; If it seems to us first of all that the substitution of cardboard packaging by plastic packaging is not the goal pursued by the European authorities in recent years, we would like to draw your attention to three points :

• This type of substitution will come into conflict with the objectives of reducing plastic packaging placed on the market in Europe, but also with the objectives of reducing packaging, reusable packaging being by nature heavier than single-use packaging.

• The use of reusable packaging can constitute an obstacle to European trade, insofar as,

- When it comes to exchanges from Spain to other EU countries, beyond the import of products, a return of the reusable packaging must be organized to the producing country.

- When it comes to export to Spain, market access will be seriously hampered by the obligation to respect reuse quotas.

Reusable packaging systems are difficult or impossible to implement in long distance transportation. The implementation of these reusable packaging quotas therefore favors local producers and discriminates against Community producers, which could be considered a protectionist measure not justified by environmental gains (numerous life cycle analyzes show that there is no environmental superiority of reusable packaging compared to recyclable packaging in packaging, since it strongly depends on the logistical context of each case, in particular the transport distance, the number of rotations and other aspects such as the percentage of losses and breakages. The necessary reverse logistics of empty reusable packaging often makes recyclable packaging a better environmental option in long-distance transport.) These phenomena will be particularly impacting in the fruit and vegetable sector, of which Spain is a big European producer.

• This substitution poses a threat to the supply of used paper and cardboard packaging to be recycled from our factories. Indeed, used industrial and commercial packaging is the essential resource for our recycling plants in Europe, the qualities of PCR from this packaging being particularly high (little printed packaging, unsoiled and of uniform quality). The disappearance of such a large part of the supplies from European recycling plants is likely to disrupt the flow of products to be recycled in the paper and cardboard industry, and beyond that, to call into question the recent industrial projects implemented to strengthen the cardboard paper reuse loop.

 

Noël MANGIN, Coordinateur of Cofepac


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  Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España on 28-07-2022
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Desde Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España queremos transmitir nuestro rechazo a la redacción del artículo 7.4.a)  del Proyecto de Real Decreto de Envases y Residuos de Envases.

  • Consideramos que esta disposición se debería de retirar y volver a redactarse, tras la apertura de un proceso de consulta más participativo.
  • Creemos que una primera fase, debería entrar en vigor un Real Decreto con la transposición directa de la Directiva comunitaria, y que cualquier exigencia añadida por el Gobierno de España se pueda debatir con más tiempo, aplicarse en una fecha posterior, ser más ampliamente discutida con todas las partes interesadas y acompasadamente con los debates recientemente lanzados en Bruselas en esta materia, para evitar que en cada país se establezcan reglas de juego diferentes que distorsionan el mercado único.
  • Este proyecto se ha redactado sin tener bien en cuenta la realidad de los operadores, sus procesos y su cadena de producción y comercialización ni el impacto sobre el consumidor.  
  • Si la versión inicial de este proyecto ya nos parecía insatisfactoria (por cuanto que se prohibía el uso de envases de plástico para la presentación de frutas y hortalizas en comercio minorista, en lotes de menos de 1,5Kg.) la versión, por la que finalmente se ha optado nos parece aún peor: no solo no retira la cláusula restrictiva, sino que la endurece, obligando a “presentar las frutas y verduras frescas enteras a granel” (es decir, sin envases de plástico ni de ningún material) salvo excepciones que se deberán determinar.  
  • Creemos que es necesario que se reformule el mencionado artículo 7.4.a), para reorientarlo hacia una estrategia de reducción, de sensibilización, de gestión de envases y no de prohibición drástica. Una estrategia: que no distorsione el comercio interior de la UE; que no discrimine a las frutas y hortalizas frente a otros productos alimentarios; que sea acorde el tratamiento que da el propio RD al uso general de envases, donde se establece el objetivo de “evitar la utilización de envases superfluos” en base a “acuerdos voluntarios” (artículo 7.1.c), o “fomentar la venta a granel de alimentos” (artículo 7.4.b).
  • Pedimos que antes de tomar una decisión, se lleve a cabo un Estudio de impacto de lo que supondría la sustitución de unos envases (los actualmente utilizados y optimizados por la cadena de valor) por otros envases (los que se introducirán en punto de venta, cuando el consumidor compre a granel, para transportar el producto hasta su hogar).
  • Ese estudio tendría que tener en cuenta varias derivadas no solo en términos de seguridad alimentaria por el riesgo de deterioro del producto sino de otros objetivos que también son considerados actualmente prioritarios por las administraciones española y comunitaria:
    • el objetivo de fomentar el consumo de frutas y hortalizas en España como base de la dieta saludable (por lo tanto, tomar en cuenta el criterio de conveniencia, valorando todas las prestaciones que ofrecen los envases);
    • el objetivo de mejorar la calidad y la información al consumidor (identificación; información, trazabilidad, transparencia);
    • el de minimizar el desperdicio alimentario (criterio de durabilidad);
  • Finalmente la norma que se establezca tendría que tener en cuenta también el objetivo de la viabilidad técnica de la comercialización (disponibilidad de soluciones alternativas viables y con menor impacto medioambiental y tiempo suficiente para adaptar la logística), así como la capacidad de controlar por la administración el cumplimiento de la normativa en vigor.
  • El Proyecto en cuestión tiene un objetivo final que compartimos (el de la sostenibilidad medioambiental), pero existen otras vías para alcanzarlo y más compatibles con el objetivo igualmente importante, de la sostenibilidad económica de la actividad de la cadena agroalimentaria. Es imprescindible que el Gobierno de España evalúe antes de tomar ninguna decisión, la envergadura y el coste del esfuerzo que se pretende imponer a los operadores y que lo haga en relación con la situación que atraviesan éstos, marcada por la escalada general de los costes de suministros y por la inestabilidad económica del mercado.

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  Spanish Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (STANPA) on 27-07-2022
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  APIAM - PROBEB on 26-07-2022
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Please find attached APIAM - PROBEB comments on the Spanish Draft Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste. 

Best regards,

APIAM - PROBEB Secretariat


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  AIJN on 24-07-2022
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 AIJN comments to TRIS on the spanish Roayal Draft Decree on packaging and packaging waste 


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  Natural Mineral Waters Europe on 20-07-2022
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Please find attached NMWE- Natural Mineral Waters Europe's comments on the Spanish Draft Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste. 

 

Best regards,

NMWE Secretariat 


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  FEPEX on 20-07-2022
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  FIAB (Federación Española de Industrias de Alimentación y Bebidas) on 19-07-2022
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  EsPlásticos on 15-07-2022
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  Europatat - European Potato Trade Association on 15-07-2022
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Europatat is the European Potato Trade Association, comprising both national associations and individual companies involved in the trade of seed, ware and early potatoes throughout Europe. Its members include a wide range of traders (including breeders, distributors, storers, packers, importers and exporters) delivering seed potatoes to farmers, raw material to the food industry, and packed potatoes to the retailers and food service sector.

As such, Europatat wishes to send additional input to the relevant European Commission’s services in relation with TRIS Notification Number 2022/325/E on ‘Draft Royal Decree on packaging and packaging waste’. 

More concretely, Europatat wishes to bring several issues to the attention of the European Commission in relation to article 7.4.a of the Spanish Draft Royal Decree (ban on all packing for fruit and vegetable in food retail stores).

Please find attached our comments.


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  COFEPAC on 13-07-2022
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Cofepac is a French professional organisation representing the paper and board packaging value chain. The Spanish draft decree raises a high concern, both from the environment and EU internal market point of view.

Concerning the free movement of goods:

The free movement of goods is a fundamental principle of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The reuse targets proposed by Spain have the potential to compromise the functioning of the internal market. Setting reuse targets at national level while they are not yet defined at EU level will require economic operators from across Member States exporting to Spain to comply with these targets and regulatory requirements. This obligation may cause complications for businesses, forcing them to abide by a different set of rules, thus impacting the export of certain products to Spain. Ultimately, this could be considered an indirect restriction on the movement of goods within the EU, as packaging is used for the transportation of goods. This could lead to the fragmentation and disruption of the internal market and regulatory uncertainty for the economic operators. This concern is of particular relevance for France, as a neighbouring country where packaging and packaged goods are produced and may be exported to Spain: packaging and packaged goods produced in France will be subject to restrictions because of the re-use targets of the decree and thus will have a restricted access to the Spanish market, while being fully compliant with the existing provisions of EU packaging legislation.

 

Concerning the waste prevention objective:

Waste prevention is a priority, if it leads to an effective reduction of the impact of packaging on the environment. To guarantee this objective, two systems are possible: reuse or recycling (which practically allows the reuse of the material). Implemented in a complementary way, these two methods can support the realization of a circular and resource-efficient packaging model.

Several scientific studies and life cycle assessments have revealed that there are instances where recyclable packaging has less environmental impact compared to reusable options, in terms of environmental footprint, including carbon footprint. If reuse targets are to be set, they should therefore be based on life cycle assessments and set only for packaging and systems where they can demonstrate clear environmental and social benefits.

Where appropriate, these reuse targets should be very clearly defined and assessed from a life cycle perspective, focusing on achievable targets for packaging that can be reused in practice. A general objective to be achieved without more detailed consideration, as presented in the draft Spanish decree, runs counter to the conclusions of the aforementioned studies. If adopted, the Royal Decree will therefore affect economic operators with no demonstrated environmental benefit.

 


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  The Brewers of Europe on 12-07-2022
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  Polska Federacja Producentów Żywności on 12-07-2022
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Proponowany hiszpański przepis budzi nasze poważne wątpliwości w kontekście spójności funkcjonowania rynku Unii Europejskiej. Nasze główne zastrzeżenia dotyczą następujących kwestii:

1)    Postanowienia projektu dekretu w wielu aspektach wykraczają poza obowiązujące unijne dyrektywy z zakresu opakowań i odpadów opakowaniowych, wprowadzając nowe wymagania zmuszające przedsiębiorców do podjęcia dodatkowych, kosztownych działań tylko dla tego konkretnego rynku UE. Nie jest brany pod uwagę fakt, że Komisja Europejska aktualnie pracuje nad rewizją unijnych dyrektyw z tego obszaru, więc hiszpańskie wymagania mogą okazać się wręcz sprzeczne z nowymi wymaganiami unijnymi, co dodatkowo spowoduje straty dla przedsiębiorców, którzy zaangażują swoje zasoby w sprostanie hiszpańskim przepisom, a następnie będą musieli ponownie zmieniać swoje systemy i opakowania.

 Dotyczy to m.in. takich wymagań jak:

-     zawartość materiału z recyklingu w opakowaniach,

-     poziom redukcji masy odpadów opakowaniowych do roku 2025 i 2030,

-     poziom redukcji liczby jednorazowych plastikowych butelek na napoje wprowadzanych na rynek do roku 2030,

-     zakaz sprzedaży opakowanych owoców i warzyw (do 1,5 kg) w sklepach detalicznych,

-     cele dotyczące ponownego użycia pojemników na napoje w sektorze żywienia zbiorowego HORECA, pojemników na napoje sprzedawanych w sektorze detalicznym, a także cele dotyczące ponownego użycia do innych zastosowań opakowaniowych (opakowania wielokrotnego użytku wprowadzane do obrotu w sektorze detalicznym oraz opakowania wielokrotnego użytku B2B).

 2)  Projekt dekretu wprowadza również szereg wymagań w odniesieniu do etykietowania opakowań, w tym:

-         zakaz znakowania opakowań oświadczeniem „przyjazne dla środowiska” lub równoważnymi etykietami,

-         obowiązek wskazywania na opakowaniach konsumenckich frakcji lub pojemnika, w którym odpady opakowaniowe muszą być składowane.

 

Ponadto art. 21 ust. 3 projektu, który ustanawia ogólne obowiązki dla systemów EPR, stanowi, że symbole akredytacji muszą być jasne i jednoznaczne oraz nie wprowadzać konsumentów w błąd. W tym względzie art. 21 ust. 3 wskazuje również, że oznaczenie „Zielony Punkt” jest uważane za wprowadzające konsumentów w błąd, co jest zbyt daleko idącym stwierdzeniem w akcie legislacyjnym.

Wyżej wymienione wymagania z zakresu znakowania opakowań należy uznać za bariery w handlu wewnątrzunijnym, ponieważ wpływają bezpośrednio na produkt, a tym samym na handel wewnątrz UE. Hiszpańskie wymogi dotyczące etykietowania wymagałyby przeprojektowania lub ponownego oklejenia wszystkich opakowań przeznaczonych na rynek hiszpański lub produkcji oddzielnych wariantów wyłącznie na ten rynek.

Uważamy, że trwający przegląd dyrektywy PPWD stanowi doskonałą okazję do ustalenia wspólnych unijnych wymagań dotyczących tego, jakie informacje należy umieszczać na opakowaniach i jak należy to robić, w tym wykorzystując rozwiązania cyfrowe, które mogą pomóc w dostarczaniu wymaganych informacji bez potrzeby zwiększenia rozmiaru opakowania lub przepakowywania wyrobów. Jednostronne działania kraju członkowskiego w obszarze oznakowania opakowań wprowadzą zamieszanie na rynku, jednocześnie podważając skuteczność działań podejmowanych na szczeblu UE w kierunku harmonizacji.

 


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  Toy Industries of Europe on 11-07-2022
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Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is the voice of the reputable EU toy manufacturers. Our mission is to promote the right of every child to play safely and securely and to promote fair practices and fair legislation, allowing responsible toy companies to continue to grow.


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  Toy Industries of Europe on 08-07-2022
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Toy Industries of Europe (TIE) is the voice of the reputable EU toy manufacturers. Our mission is to promote the right of every child to play safely and securely and to promote fair practices and fair legislation, allowing responsible toy companies to continue to grow.


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  AMC Natural Drinks on 07-07-2022
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  UNESDA on 05-07-2022
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Please find attached UNESDA - Soft Drinks Europe's comments on the Spanish Draft Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste. 

Kind regards,

UNESDA Secretariat 


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  DIGITALEUROPE on 29-06-2022
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DIGITALEUROPE endorses the comment already submitted by our Spanish National Trade Associations, AMETIC and ADIGITAL. Please see attached.

Many thanks and kind regards,

Giorgia Murgia


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  EFIC - European Furniture Industries Confederation on 27-06-2022
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EFIC comments on Spanish Draft Royal Decree on Packaging and Packaging Waste 


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  EuPC on 27-06-2022
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Please find attached the Joint Comment by European Plastics Converters together with other stakeholders.

We kindly invite the European Commission and Member States to adopt a Detailed Opinion and recommend Spain the changes to its proposed legislation. 


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  AMETIC-ADIGITAL on 27-06-2022
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Dear Sirs,

Find enclosed AMETIC and Adigital's comments on the TRIS notification 2022/325/E (Spain).

We would like to share our views on how to achieve Spain’s objectives in the draft Royal Decree without endangering the proper functioning of the single market and sending relevant and consistent signals to manufacturers to encourage the circularity of their packaging.

First and foremost, it is of paramount importance to acknowledge that packaging requirements do have a major impact on the free movement of goods within and beyond the EU, hence harmonized regulatory measures to prevent and reduce packaging waste are essential to ensure the continued success of the EU internal market. Misalignments on proposed measures (e.g. labelling requirements, eco-modulation criteria, information to be displayed on invoices, mandatory minimum recycled content) -or on definitions and referenced standards- can uneven the playing-field, increase regulatory complexity and operational burden of manufacturers and potentially jeopardize the expected outcome.

 

Additionally, it is essential to avoid a ‘one rule fits all’ approach and take into consideration the different realities of specific sectors whenever discussing mandatory targets or requirements (e.g. minimum recycled content, labelling requirements). Unintended environmental impacts can cancel or exceed the positive effects of such an approach, resulting in regrettable material substitution and the necessity of a system to manage exceptions.

Best regards,

Cristina Vicuña

 

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  VERE e.V. on 20-06-2022
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We have uploaded our statement.

Verband zur Rücknahme und Verwertung von Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräten e.V. (VERE)

Schlossstr. 8 d-e
22041 Hamburg
Germany Office: +4940750687200info@vereev.de
www.vereev.de|.com

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  CEFLEX on 17-06-2022
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The Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging (CEFLEX) initiative is a collaboration of over 190 European companies, associations and organisations representing the entire value chain of consumer flexible packaging.  Together, we work to make all consumer flexible packaging in Europe circular by 2025.

Please find enclosed a joint industry contribution on the TRIS notification 2022/325/E (Spain).


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  A.I.S.E. on 16-06-2022
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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

Please find attached A.I.S.E.'s contribution.

Kind regards,
Amelie Weber


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  EDRA (European DIY Retail Association) on 14-06-2022
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 Dear Sir/Madam

please find attached EDRA's comments on the Royal Spanish draft decree 2022/325/E.

Best regards

Julien Bouyeron

Director fo European Affairs

EDRA


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  Elipso on 14-06-2022
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 Elipso, for the french plastic packaging manufacturer, as well as all the signatories in the joint paper contest the lawfulness of the above-mentioned measures on the following grounds:

    • >  The Royal Decree pre-empts the forthcoming revision of the Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste (hereafter “PPWD”) and therefore infringes Art. 6 (3) of Directive (EU) 2015/1535 on Technical Regulations Information System (TRIS).

    • >  The proposed measures will impede the placing on the market of packaging that is fully compliant with the provisions of the EU packaging legislation, thus being contrary to article 18 of the PPWD. Similarly, most obligations will create unjustified barriers to intra-EU trade and consequently amount to quantitative restrictions on imports or measures having equivalent effect, which are prohibited by article 34 of the TFEU.

    • >  Several requirements in the Royal Decree do not find a legal basis in any of the currently enforced EU legislations or depart from already adopted EU laws.

    • >  If adopted, the Royal Decree will have negative economic impacts on economic operators without added environmental value.


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  FESI on 10-06-2022
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  IK - Industrievereinigung Kunststoffverpackungen on 10-06-2022
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The regulations proposed by Spain with regard to packaging contravene the EU-wide harmonised packaging rules in many ways. If enacted, the regulations would lead to further fragmentation of the internal market and thus to restrictions on the free movement of goods. The regulations also make no contribution to the circular economy, because the transformation to a circular economy requires harmonised regulations throughout the EU. Moreover, the EU Commission has already announced that it will take up many of the regulations proposed by Spain (e.g. on reduction targets and minimum recyclate shares) in the revision of the PPWD. The discussion about the meaningfulness of such measures must be conducted at the European level, not at national level.


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  FoodDrinkEurope on 09-06-2022
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 Please find enclosed a joint industry contribution on TRIS notification 2022/325/E (Spain).


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  EUROPEN on 09-06-2022
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Please find enclosed a joint industry contribution on TRIS notification 2022/325/E (Spain).