1. Overview

There are rules to minimise packaging and make sure that most of it can be recovered or recycled. You must follow these rules if you’re a:

  • packaging producer
  • packaging designer

Anyone who ‘handles obligated packaging’ is a producer. Obligated packaging doesn’t include waste, exports or reused packaging unless it is imported.

What is packaging?

Packaging is anything that is used to contain and protect raw materials or a product and thrown away after the product is consumed.

Example A paper cup for tea is considered packaging. A plastic spoon you get with the paper cup isn’t considered packaging.

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