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The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations 1998

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2.  Requirements specific to the reusable nature of packaging

The following requirements must be simultaneously satisfied:

  • the physical properties and characteristics of the packaging shall enable a number of trips or rotations in normally predictable conditions of use,

  • possibility of processing the used packaging in order to meet health and safety requirements for the workforce,

  • fulfil the requirements specific to recoverable packaging when the packaging is no longer reused and thus becomes waste.

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