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Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (Text with EEA relevance)

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I. Single-use plastic products covered by Article 8(2) on extended producer responsibility U.K.

(1)Food containers, i.e. receptacles such as boxes, with or without a cover, used to contain food which:U.K.

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is intended for immediate consumption, either on-the-spot or take-away,

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is typically consumed from the receptacle, and

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is ready to be consumed without any further preparation, such as cooking, boiling or heating,

including food containers used for fast food or other meal ready for immediate consumption, except beverage containers, plates and packets and wrappers containing food;

(2)Packets and wrappers made from flexible material containing food that is intended for immediate consumption from the packet or wrapper without any further preparation;U.K.

(3)Beverage containers with a capacity of up to three litres, i.e. receptacles used to contain liquid such as beverage bottles including their caps and lids and composite beverage packaging including their caps and lids, but not glass or metal beverage containers that have caps and lids made from plastic;U.K.

(4)Cups for beverages, including their covers and lids;U.K.

(5)Lightweight plastic carrier bags as defined in point 1c of Article 3 of Directive 94/62/EC.U.K.

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