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Plastics and Packaging Laws in Slovakia

1. What is the general legislative framework regulating packaging and plastic waste in your jurisdiction?

Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on Waste and on the amendment to certain acts (the “Waste Act”) is the main source of legislation covering packaging and plastics in the Slovak Republic. The obligations and duties arising under the Waste Act are supplemented and specified by the Act No. 302/2019 Coll. on Deposit on Single-use Beverage Packaging and on amendments to certain acts (the “Single-use Beverage Packaging Act”), Act No. 529/2010 Coll. on Environmental Design and Use of Products (“Eco-design Act”), Regulation of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic No. 373/2015 Coll. on the Extended Producer Responsibility of Specified Products, Regulation of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic No. 371/2015 on Implementing Certain Provisions of the Waste Act, Regulation of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic No. 365/2015 Coll. establishing the Catalogue of Waste,Regulation of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic No. 366/2015 Coll. on Registration Duty and Reporting Obligation and Regulation of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic No. 347/2019 Coll. on Implementing Certain Provisions of the Single-use Beverage Packaging Act.

Source CMS Law

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