Spain: Law on packaging and packaging waste

Details on the provisions of the decree on packaging and packaging waste

Details on the provisions of the decree on packaging and packaging waste

Royal Decree 1055/2022 of 27 December 2022, on packaging and packaging waste, was published in the official gazette on 28 December 2022.

The decree seeks to align Spain’s packaging legislation with the new extended producer responsibility scheme set in place by the EU, which is broadened to cover industrial and commercial packaging (both types of packaging were until now excluded from the scope of the scheme, which only affected household waste). In addition, the decree introduces a series of measures to enhance the transparency and control of producers’ obligations as regards both the marketing of their products and management of their waste.

The decree became effective 29 December 2022, with the exception of the obligation concerning the marking of packaging, which will become effective 1 January 2025.

Read a February 2023 report [PDF 371 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Spain that provides details on the provisions of the decree


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