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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 4/24/2014)