Intro Wikiwaste Schemes

Wikiwasteschemes provides information about legislation concerning packaging and packaging waste in EU Member States and about the related packaging management systems
Wikiwasteschemes is a website where users can find out more about legislation applicable in the 28 EU Member States, based on the European Directive for packaging and packaging waste (Directive 94/62/EC of 20 December 1994 and all subsequent amendments).

The purpose of the website is to help all those in the 28 EU Member States, requiring information about the relevant laws, in a comprehensible and concise manner. It also provides information about the related schemes and systems which are applicable in the EU Member States.
This information will also be useful for companies expanding their business in the European market or those facing difficulties in applying European packaging waste legislation correctly.

Everyone is welcome to enter information about the relevant countries and to amend, complete or correct the text.

Every type of user can contribute to improve information on the website. We have in mind packing companies, importers of packaged goods,
accredited organisations and national authorities. This broad participative approach encourages accuracy and neutrality of the offered information.

Users can identify themselves using a simple registration page and, depending on their knowledge and experience, post suggestions to amend the content on a page. The Wikiwasteschemes team verifies the accuracy and relevance of suggestions within the website’s objectives.

Over recent years VAL-I-PAC regularly received questions from its members concerning packaging legislation in other European Member States.

In order to offer a service to its customers, VAL-I-PAC gathered considerable amounts of information about legislation governing packaging and packaging waste from various European Member States. Initially VAL-I-PAC bound this information in an internal document. As interest grew, VAL-I-PAC took the initiative to share this information on the internet. The participative nature of this website allows information to be continually updated and improved.

Wikiwasteschemes is not meant as a forum to publish opinions or ideas, nor as a place for advertising a specific company or organisation.

Wikiwasteschemes is also not intended to judge those systems used in different countries or organisations.

  • Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste

  • Directive 2004/12/EC amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste

  • Directive 2005/20/EC amending Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste (extension of deadlines for the attainment of the recycling and recovery targets for the Member States acceding the EU in 2004)

  • Directive 2013/2/EU amending Annex I to Directive 94/61/EC on packaging and packaging waste