Legislative Decree No. 196 of 2021 (“SUP Decree”), which implements Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, gives a definition of the entities subject to the rules on Extended Producer Responsibility. According to this definition, ‘Producer’ means a natural or legal person who:
The legislation establishes an obligation for the Producer of tobacco products with filters or filters marketed for use in combination with tobacco products to participate, by 5 January 2023, in an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme to contribute to the management of waste from tobacco products.
Specifically, through this EPR scheme, Producers shall ensure, in proportion to the weight of the plastic component in relation to that of the product, that they cover the costs related to the following activities:
Producers must affix on the packaging of new products placed on the market, in addition to the requirements of Legislative Decree No. 6 of 12 January 2016, a marking to inform consumers about:
Legislative Decree No. 196 of 8 November 2021 provides for administrative pecuniary sanctions for noncompliant Producers:
The EPR scheme identifies with the relevant players (Municipalities, waste managers), the costs to be covered based on the necessary services to be provided, in a transparent manner, according to efficiency, effectiveness and economic criteria, as well as on the basis of the determinations on efficient costs assumed by the Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA).
The determination of the fee payable by Producers through the EPR scheme is set in a manner proportionate to the costs incurred for the activities undertaken by those who manage the waste (governing bodies in the field, where they are established and operating, or by Municipalities, or by public and private entities operating on their behalf).
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