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Pre-packages Directives review: consultation now open

Review of the 3 pre-packages Directives is now at consultation stage.

EU Flags: Commission review of the 3 prepackages Directives

Are you a consumer? Do you buy packaged goods? Do you find the ℮-mark useful? Do you have any views about how it is used across Europe?

Now is the opportunity to make your views known and influence the future of the scheme.

To share you views and experiences on the EU pre-packages rules, complete the short online survey.

The European Commission is conducting a review of the 3 pre-packages Directives:

  • 75/107/EEC concerning bottles used as measuring containers
  • 76/211/EEC relating to the making-up by weight or by volume of certain pre-packaged products
  • 2007/45/EC on nominal quantities for pre-packed products

The review seeks to assess the:

  • relevance of Directives from individual consumers’ and companies’ points of view
  • coverage of the Directives (geographical, sectorial and by company type)
  • barrier and motivations behind the use of the ℮-mark and ɜ-mark
  • cost of applying the ℮-mark and ɜ-mark


As part of this review, the Commission have an open survey and are keen to hear from consumers, consumer organisations, NGO’s, small and medium-sized enterprises, large companies, industry authorities. The survey closes on 7 April 2015.

EU press release on the review of the 3 pre-packages Directives

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For further information about this review please contact:

Lynnette Falk

National Measurement Office
Stanton Avenue
TW11 0JZ

Published 17 December 2014
Last updated 11 February 2015 + show all updates
  1. Call for consumers and consumer organisation to have their say on the 3 EU pre-packages Directives review.
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