Denmark has published a new Order on certain packaging requirements. The restriction of heavy metals remains unchanged but contains new requirements for charges on certain carrier bags. The new Order will become effective on July 1, 2020.
On June 3, 2020, Denmark published Order No. 766 of May 30, 2020 to replace its existing law on certain packaging requirements (Order No. 1455 of December 7, 2015). The provisions in the new Order are largely similar to its predecessor, including:
- No more than 100 ppm for the sum of lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium (VI) in packaging and packaging components, except for packaging made exclusively of leaded crystal glass as defined in Order No. 122 of March 6, 1973
- No more than 250 ppm for the sum of lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium (VI) in glass packaging subject to these heavy metals are not added intentionally during the manufacturing process and conforming to certain quality requirements (Chapter 2, § 6 ‘Requirements for Glass Packaging’)
The new Order contains a completely new Chapter 3 §12 in relation to charges for certain types of carrier bags.
Order No. 766 of May 30, 2020 on Certain Packaging Requirements repeals Order No. 1455 of December 7, 2015.
There are two effective dates:
- July 1, 2020 for Order No. 766 of May 30, 2020 on Certain Packaging Requirements other than Chapter 3 §12 in relation to charges for certain types of carrier bags
- January 1, 2021 for Chapter 3 §12 in relation to charges for certain types of carrier bags
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