Packaging and packaging waste management
There are essentially two principles underlying the regulations governing packaging and packaging waste management:
- the one connected to “shared responsibility”
- and the EC “polluter pays” principle.
The obligations for the companies, for the Public Administration and for citizens derive from these principles. The CONAI, the National Packaging Consortium was set up to fulfil companies’ obligations.
The system is a private subject made up of companies that produce and use packaging. The aim is to pursue the objectives of recovery and recycling of packaging materials set forth by European laws.