14. 2. 2024

GREENWASHING – The Directive was adopted by EU Parliament

The Directive, which aims to protect consumers from false information and misleading marketing of products, was adopted by the EU Parliament on 17 January 2024. According to Directive the advertising should be more reliable and accurate, and it introduces a ban on the use of environmental claims such as ‘biodegradable, natural, environmentally friendly, eco-friendly or […]

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Regulation on batteries and more you might not know

The Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation is in force and replaces the previous Batteries Directive of 2006. The new Regulation places more emphasis on the environment in particular in connection with batteries. The Battery Regulation covers all batteries, namely portable batteries, industrial batteries, electric vehicle batteries, light-means of transport batteries and starter batteries. The first […]

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26. 12. 2023

Reuse and repurposing of waste batteries and prevention of waste batteries

Under the regulation on waste LMT batteries, waste industrial batteries and waste batteries for electric vehicles, it will be possible to reuse or repurpose the batteries. In order to demonstrate that waste batteries have undergone preparation for re-use or preparation for repurposing and have therefore ceased to be waste, it is necessary for the holder […]

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Littering issues in Slovakia

The amount of packaging waste is steadily increasing around the world, seriously damaging health, lives, the economy and the planet as a whole. It is precisely for this reason that the EU has decided to step in and tackle the problems associated with the increase in waste and the problems associated with fly-tipping. In 2019, […]

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20. 12. 2023

Proposal for a directive on environmental claims

Late last year, the European Commission presented a proposal for a new packaging regulation. A few months later, in March 2023, the Commission also adopted a proposal for a Directive on environmental claims, which addresses the issues of greenwashing and consumer and environmental protection. The absence of common rules for companies making voluntary green claims […]

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Proposal for EU regulation for batteries and waste batteries approved – recycling, collection and collection targets

The Regulation on batteries and waste batteries contains a number of important changes. One of these changes is the introduction of stricter recycling requirements, collection and collection targets for batteries and accumulators. The Regulation provides that the producer of portable batteries or, where applicable, a producer responsibility organization (hereinafter referred to as PRO) acting on […]

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18. 10. 2023

Three Eiffel Towers of small e-waste every year

In waste management, the smaller the waste, the more likely it is to end up where it shouldn’t. For example, in the wild, in public spaces, in mixed municipal waste, i.e. unused in a landfill or incinerator. This rule also applies, of course, to electrical appliances or e-waste. What are the main problems associated with […]

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E-waste collection is growing thanks to red-white containers

More than 263,000 kilograms of e-waste were collected in 2022 with the help of red-white containers, which are distributed in selected towns and villages in Slovakia. At the end of 2022, there were 323 red – white containers for the collection of small e-waste and waste batteries on the territory of Slovakia. This number of […]

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13. 10. 2023

Proposal for EU regulation for batteries and waste batteries approved – reporting to member states

The Batteries and Waste Batteries Regulation contains a number of significant changes, including a change in reporting to Member States. The Regulation defines minimum data reporting requirements in Article 75. Both producers and producer responsibility organizations will have to adapt their record-keeping to the new requirements and report the newly required data in a new […]

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Proposal for a regulation on packaging and packaging waste – labelling of packaging and waste containers

Late last year, the European Commission presented a proposal for a new packaging regulation, which brings with it a number of changes. Among them are new labelling requirements for packaging and packaging waste collection containers. In particular, the labelling changes relate to the introduction of an obligation to include a label on the packaging containing […]

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