Waste Law 2011-2022 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment
The Department of Environment of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, in an announcement, informs that in the context of its controls, it has detected in the market single-use products, which although declared to be biodegradable from sugar cane and free of plastic, according to the data provided by their production companies contain at least one polymer.
On the basis of the control, all producers and importers placing biodegradable single-use products on the market shall be invited to submit to the Department of Environment by Friday 14 July 2023 at the latest, laboratory analyses for each product by an independent accredited laboratory, expressly certifying that they do not contain any kind of polymer, including chemically modified natural polymers. This data should be sent to the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Environment’s announcement referring to the EU guidelines on banning the supply and availability on the market of single-use plastic products is attached.
For more information, please contact the competent Officer of the Department of Environment, Ms. Natalia Georgiou-Tsiakalou, at telephone number 22408923.