Brief – Packaging: recycling deadlines postponed for EU-10

EU ministers have rubber-stamped an agreement to postpone the
deadline for packaging waste recycling and recovery schemes in the
ten new EU member states.

According to the  agreement adopted by the Council on 21 February without debate
(so-called ‘A’ point), extended deadlines were granted in the
following way:

  • Until 31 December 2012: Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus,
    Lithuania, Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia;
  • Until 31 December 2013: Malta
  • Until 31 December 2014: Poland
  • Until 31 December 2015: Latvia

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