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Commission asks Slovakia to comply with EU packaging waste legislation

The European Commission is sending Slovakia a reasoned opinion concerning the failure to transpose Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

Slovakia has not yet transposed correctly several provisions of the Directive. Slovak legislation does not sufficiently encourage the recycling and the use of recycled materials, nor does it prioritise energy recovery when it is preferable to material recycling for environmental and cost-benefit reasons.

In the absence of a satisfactory response within two months, the Commission may refer the case to the EU Court of Justice.

Source: European Commission website

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