Poland: Draft bill to implement EU single-use plastics directive

A draft bill to implement an EU directive regarding single-use plastics was published

A draft bill to implement an EU directive regarding single-use plastics was published

A new version of a draft bill to implement an EU directive regarding single-use plastics was published 26 July 2022 on the Polish government’s legislative center’s website.

The draft bill would amend Polish legislation that, in English, is known as the “Act on the Entrepreneur Duties to Manage Certain Waste and Product Fee” and certain other laws. The new version of this draft bill reflects changes from a prior version that would have introduced a definition of a meal and drink and would set additional rates for various charges. Read TaxNewsFlash

As proposed, the legislative measures would be effective (enter into force) 14 days after enactment.

The Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (commonly referred to as the “single-use plastics directive”) provided a deadline of 3 July 2021 for EU Member State transposition into domestic law.

Read an August 2022 report prepared by the KPMG member firm in Poland

 

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