BS EN 13428:2004 - Packaging. Requirements specific to manufacturing and composition. Prevention by source reduction – BSI British Standards

BS EN 13428:2004

Packaging. Requirements specific to manufacturing and composition. Prevention by source reduction

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : August 2004



The Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste (94/62/EC) defines requirements for the manufacturing and composition of packaging.

BS EN 13428:2004 amplifies these requirements with respect to reduction of packaging at source and the minimization of dangerous substances as they may arise from waste management operations.

The purpose of packaging is the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of products. A major role is prevention of product damage and/or product waste. Reduction of packaging at source is one of several options for reducing the amount of used packaging for final disposal.

In order to save resources and minimize waste, the whole system in which the packaging takes part should be optimized. This will include particular reference to packaging reuse and recovery, and with respect to social and economic factors.

This European Standard specifies a procedure for assessment of packaging to ensure that the weight and/or volume of its material content is at the minimum commensurate with the maintenance of :

  • functionality throughout the supply and user chain
  • safety and hygiene for both product and user/consumer
  • acceptability of the packed product to the user/consumer.

This standard also specifies the methodology and procedure for the minimization of any dangerous substances if they are present in packaging and are released into the environment as a result of waste management operations.

ISBN 0 580 44190 3

Standard NumberBS EN 13428:2004
TitlePackaging. Requirements specific to manufacturing and composition. Prevention by source reduction
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date03 August 2004
Confirm Date29 January 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)CEN/TR 13695-2:2004, CR 13695-1:2000, EN 13427, EN 13193
Informative References(Provided for Information)2001/171/EC, 67/548/EEC, 1999/177/EC, 88/379/EEC, 94/62/EC, 91/155/EEC, 1999/45/EC, 2001/58/EC, EN ISO 14001, EN ISO 9000:2000, ISO 9000:2000
ReplacesBS EN 13428:2000
International RelationshipsEN 13428:2004
Draft Superseded By03/101361 DC
DescriptorsDangerous materials, Production planning, Volume, Weight (mass), Waste control, Packaging materials, Consumer-supplier relations, Performance, Safety measures, Hygiene, Metals, Chemical composition, Packaging, Conformity, Management
Title in FrenchEmballage. Exigences specifiques a la fabrication et a la composition. Prevention par la reduction a la source
Title in GermanVerpackung. Spezifische Anforderungen an die Herstellung und Zusammensetzung. Ressourcenschonung durch Verpackungsminimierung
ISBN0 580 44190 3
File Size444 KB

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