Definitions

Definitions

Producers of packaging


The placing of packaging on the market in the Slovak Republic means the moment when packaging or packaged goods are transferred for the first time, for payment or free of charge, from the production stage, by cross-border transport from another Member State to the Slovak Republic or, imported to the stage of distribution or use.

Pursuant to § 52 of Act No 79/2015 on Waste, a producer of packaging is a person who:

a) packs or puts goods into packaging and places these goods on the market under his or her trade name or mark;

b) is a person for whom goods are packaged or filled and under whose trade name or mark these goods are placed on the market;

c) places on the market goods packaged in a manner other than referred to in (a) or (b), or transports them/has them transported across the national border or distributes them in the Slovak Republic;

d) distributes, for payment or free of charge, packaging to end-users to be used for the packaging of goods;

e) as a distributor, uses the packaging to package goods or any part thereof, or to fill the packaging with goods;

f) places, for payment or free of charge, empty packaging on the market for end-users.

Distribution of packaging means the handing over, for payment or free of charge, of packaging or packaged goods to another person for the purposes of delivery, sale or use of the packaging or packaged goods in a commercial network, including sale to end-users, except the placing on the market thereof.

Producers of non-packaging products


Placing a non-packaging product on the market means the first delivery of a non-packaging product to the stage of distribution, consumption or use on the market in the Slovak Republic in the context of commercial activity for payment or free of charge.

Pursuant to § 73 of Act No 79/2015 on Waste, a producer of non-packaging products is a person who:

a) produces a non-packaging product or has a non-packaging product produced and places it on the market in the Slovak Republic;

b) transports a non-packaging product or has a non-packaging product transported to the Slovak Republic from another Member State and places it on the market in the Slovak Republic;

c) imports a non-packaging product or has a non-packaging product imported to the Slovak Republic from a non-Member State and places it on the market in the Slovak Republic;

d) is a person for whom goods are packaged or filled and under whose trade name or mark these goods are placed on the market; (c) places on the market goods packaged in a manner other than referred to in (a) or (b), or transports them/has them transported across the national border or distributes them in the Slovak Republic.

A non-packaging product is a product which is not packaging or not intended to be used for packaging, and belongs to one of the following groups of products and waste from which will become a part of municipal waste.

Non-packaging products include

  • paper and cardboard, imported articles of paper and cardboard, including printing products, except for:
    • hygienic and sanitary paper;
    • articles of paper used for hygiene and sanitary purposes;
    • cigarette paper;
    • carbon copy paper;
    • filter paper;
    • paper and cardboard for the production of tarred or asphalted paper;
    • fiscal stamps;
    • books;

  • articles of plastics consisting of:
    • polyethylene terephthalate except for raw materials, preforms and fibres intended for industrial use and articles of plastics consisting of polyethylene;
    • polypropylene;
    • polystyrene;
    • polyvinyl chloride;
    • polyamides except for raw materials, fibres and products intended for industrial use;

  • glass, including sheet window glass.

Industrial use of raw materials, preforms, fibres or products should be understood as their firm incorporation in another product of a different nature of which they become an inseparable part , or as components or parts intended for assembly or compilation of other products.