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Authors:Barbro Maijgren: QPM Consultants, Sweden
Stig Pettersson: Swedish Standards Institute (SIS), Sweden
Publication title:Energy Recovery from Packaging Waste – the Result of 12 Years’ Standardisation Work
Conference:Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10–11 November; 2003
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:009
Article No.:015
Abstract:This project on Energy Recovery was established in 1990 by a Swedish initiative as an integrated part of a new committee when CEN (Comité Européen de Normalisation) founded and structured its Technical Committee TC 261; Packaging. An incentive for all this came from EU; which had started a preparatory work for a Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste.
TC 261was organised with four subcommittees (SC); each of them with several working groups (WG). The total number of WGs was 25. In TC 261/SC; 4 different WGs were organised:

- Terminology; symbols and LCA - Prevention
- Degradability and composting  - Reuse
- Material recovery - Heavy metals and other dangerous substances
- Energy Recovery - "Umbrella"/General approach

During the first years of discussions on a draft directive; the document was an item of discussion at each meeting and many comments and proposals were sent to the Commission; i.e. DG XI (now DG Environment). The eighth draft was completed on the 20th of December 1994 as Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and packaging waste (Ref.1).
The environmental aspects are very important parts of the Directive; and in 1996 the Commission mandated work on Environmental packaging standards to TC 261 and its SC 4.

The results of this work were accepted gratefully by the CEN Members; but a few EU Member States reacted negatively. The solution of this impasse ended with a second mandate in 2001; a mission CEN/TC 261 now has fulfilled.
Language:English
Year:2003
No. of pages:5
Pages:83–87
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/009/015/ecp030915.pdf
Available:2003-11-07
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

REFERENCE TO THIS PAGE
Barbro Maijgren, Stig Pettersson (2003). Energy Recovery from Packaging Waste – the Result of 12 Years’ Standardisation Work, Proceedings from the Third International Disposal Conference; Karlskoga; Sweden; 10–11 November; 2003 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=009;article=015 (accessed 11/1/2014)