The Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive defines essential requirements for packaging to be considered recoverable. BS EN 13430:2004 amplifies these requirements with respect to material recycling.
BS EN 13427:2004 provides a framework within which this and four other standards (BS EN 13429, BS EN 13430, BS EN 13431, and BS EN 13432) may be used together to support a claim that packaging is in compliance with the essential requirements for it to be placed on the market as required by the Directive.
The purpose of packaging is the containment, protection, distribution and presentation of products. Material recycling of used packaging is one of several recovery options in the post use strategy. In order to save resources and minimize waste, the whole system in which the packaging takes part should be optimized. This includes prevention as well as reuse and recovery of packaging waste.
BS EN 13430:2004 presents a framework for self-assessment to determine whether the requirements of this standard have been met. Its approach is similar to that of systems standards such as the BS EN ISO 9000 and BS EN ISO 14000 series.
This European Standard also provides practical guidance in assessing recyclability.
This standard specifies the requirements for packaging to be classified as recoverable in the form of material recycling whilst accommodating the continuing development of both packaging and recovery technologies and sets out procedures for assessment of conformity with those requirements.
The procedure for applying this standard is contained in BS EN 13427:2000.
BS EN 13430:2004 replaces BS EN 13430:2000.
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