Packaging And Packaging Waste Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… Europe Parliament and Council Directive 94/62/EC: Packaging and packaging waste
This legislation is to set measure & requirements for prevention, re-use, and recovery of packaging waste by: a. Limit weight and volume b. Reduce content of hazardous substance c. Design reusable or recoverable packaging
6. Directive 2012/19/EC: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
This legislation promotes reuse, recycle, and recovery of electronic waste. For example, the obligation falls for producer to recycle electronic waste (returned batteries to shops are to be recycled).
7. Directive 2002/95/EC: Hazardous substance in electrical and electronic equipment (ROHS Directive)
This legislation orders the industries to substitute heavy metals to new less dangerous component.
8. 2000/53/EC, 18 September 2000 (end-of-life vehicles):
This regulation goal is that the vehicle manufacturers responsibility to limit the production of waste in the end of vehicle life cycle and to increase reuse, recycling, and recovery on vehicles and its component.
9. No. 1013/2006, 14 June 2006 (shipments of
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With its aim to achieve sustainable development of the Union, they try their best action to minimize the impact of waste on the environment. The members is responsible for each step of the waste management in their country, they have been carefully planning and monitoring that in order to comply with the Union law. Better waste management will create a better environment and finally will create a better life for human and nature.
Compared to developing country such as Indonesia, Europe is ahead of many years in terms of waste management. The first thing majority of Indonesians need to do is to change their mindset. Humans have to give something back to the nature. That change of concept is hard to do because for as long as we know the nature has already been exploited as much as possible without thinking of the impact on environment later. They are only driven by profit for themself. If the mindset is changed it will be much easier to implement waste management rules like in the European Union.

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