7.7- Packaging Waste

Generally, 30% by weight and 50% by volume of all waste constitutes packaging waste.

In accordance with the polluter-pays principle of By-Law on Packaging Waste Control, the operators that release their products with packaging are responsible for meeting the costs of collection of packaging waste. Thus, keeping a registry of packaging waste producers is of great importance.

 

 

GRAPH 66-QUANTITY OF THE PACKAGING RELEASED AND OF THE PACKAGING WASTE RECOVERED OVER THE YEARS ACCORDING TO THE DATA FROM PACKAGING WASTE DECLARATION SYSTEM

 

TABLE 20- PACKAGING WASTE STATISTICS IN 2014

Waste

Code

Type of Packaging

Produced

Packaging

Amount

(tonnes)

Packaging Quantity Released (tonnes)

Recovered

Amount

(tonnes)

Achieved

Recovery

Rate (%)

15.01.02

PLASTIC

3,513,086

1,144,285

506,717

44

15.01.04

METAL

373,809

160,975

80,747

50

15.01.05

COMPOSITE

140,497

107,721

76,216

70

15.01.01

PAPER/CARDBOARD

1,953,208

1,335,603

1,523,253

114

15.01.07

GLASS

878,262

637,045

154,841

24

15.01.03

WOOD

427,322

562,678

80,747

14

 

TOTAL

7,286,184

3,948,307

2,422,521

61

Source: Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, General Directorate of Environmental Management

 

GRAPH 67- PACKAGING QUANTITY RELEASED ACCORDING TO TYPE AND INTENDED USE IN 2014

Source: Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, General Directorate of Environmental Management

 

Municipalities are obliged to collect or to have packaging waste collected according to the By-Law. They prepare packaging waste management plans including collection and transport activities of the packaging waste separately from other wastes at the source of the waste in order to indicate how, when, and by whom these studies will be done. Then, packaging waste management plans are submitted to the Ministry. These studies started in 2008 and still continue.

 

GRAPH 68-  NUMBER OF MUNICIPALITIES WHO HAVE APPROPRIATE PACKAGING WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS

Source: Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, General Directorate of Environmental Management