Where does the 5% threshold originate?

This simplification takes its cue from the approach adopted in IMPLEMENTING DECISION (EU) 2019/665, according to which Member States are required to report – for the purposes of release for consumption and recycling targets – the individual packaging materials composed of more than one material, but they can “waive this obligation if a given material constitutes an insignificant part of the packaging unit, in no case exceeding 5% of the total mass of the packaging unit “.

Last modified on 19/11/2021