Proposal for a federal decree on the take-back of plastic packaging is put out for public consultation￼
The Ministry of Environment opened today (6 Oct 2022) a public consultation on a proposal for a decree to regulate the take-back of plastic packaging.
The proposed decree repeals the 2015 sectorial agreement on packaging take-back as regards plastic packaging. Yet, the decree does not to apply to the packaging of medicines, pesticides, and lubricants.
Under the proposal, there are obligations for manufacturers, importers, distributors, and sellers of precursors (semi-manufactured plastic products), plastic packaging and products sold in plastic packaging.
In addition, collection/recycling targets for single-use plastic packaging are set both nationally (from 27,25% in 2023 to 40% in 2032) and by region. There is a specific calculation for verifying compliance with the targets, reusable packaging excluded therefrom.
There are also recycling content targets, which vary from 21% in 2023 to 30% in 2032.
The public consultation ends on 4 November 2022. To access the proposal and submit contributions, please click here (Portuguese only).