Packaging reuse & recovery

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.

Key standards

BS EN 13429:2004
Packaging. Reuse 

BS EN 13429:2004 provides a framework within which this and four other standards (BS EN 13427, 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.

BS EN 13430:2004
Packaging. Requirements for packaging recoverable by material recycling

BS EN 13431:2004
Packaging. Requirements for packaging recoverable in the form of energy recovery, including specification of minimum inferior calorific value

BS EN 13432:2000
Packaging. Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation. Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging

BS EN 15347:2007
Plastics. Recycled Plastics. Characterization of plastics waste

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