Legislation 21.4.2021

The new waste legislation on the final stretch: more packaging to be recycled, producer responsibility to expand

The new Waste Act will mean more obligations for companies in the producer responsibility scheme, but they will also have some say in how the recycling of packaging is arranged. It is the big picture that matters in a major reform – in Rinki’s view, the legislative proposal is acceptable. The government’s proposal on waste legislation was put before Parliament in April, and the law is expected to enter into force this summer. A lot of the changes that follow will not be put to practice until after the transition periods.