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Resources for plastic recyclers

Introduction

This page concerns the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2022/1616 on recycled plastic materials and articles

This page provides resources and information for the recyclers of plastic FCM and other actors involved in the supply chain of recycled plastic FCMs, including converters.

This page is updated regularly before and after the entry into force on 10 October of Regulation (EU) 2022/1616. So, please check it regularly for new information.

Register and Registration

From the entry into force of the Regulation (expected first week of October) this section will hold the Register established under Article 24.

Several provisions require registration, particularly of recycling installations, of the recycling facilities where these installations are located, of recycling companies, of recycling schemes and of novel recycling technologies. Recyclers are strongly encouraged to register recycling installations and recycling schemes without delay. Registration numbers are required in compliance documentation from entry into force.

How to register:

Please complete the following online forms as appropriate:

Watch this website regularly for updates to the register and check it for correctness. Inform us by re-sending the form without delay if incorrect. During the first weeks after entry into force we expect a large number of registrations, therefore it may take some times before updates are processed and questions are answered. Sending reminders will not facilitate this process. If known and applicable, please put RECYC0XXX number in subject.

For the time being it is not possible to notify in accordance with chapter IV ‘novel technologies’.

Please note that Regulation (EU) No 2022/1616 requires also notification of the competent authorities of the territory where the respective entity (installation, recycling operator, etc.) is located. Below you can find the addresses of competent authorities in the Member States.

The register of authorised recycling processes will be published here as soon as the first recycling processes have been authorised (This will be at least all processes for which EFSA published an opinion by the end of October 2022 and for which all data is confirmed); this is expected within a few months after the entry into force of the Regulation.

For additional questions regarding the online forms please use SANTE-FCM-RECYCLING-REGISTER@ec.europa.eu

Please see the Privacy Statement

Templates for Annex II and III

Please find templates in .docx format that can be used to prepare the CMSS and Declaration of Compliance. Language versions, which may be required in some Member States in particular of the CMSS (Annex II) are available in the section below.

Annex II, Annex III.A and Annex III.B

Guidance on the use of the templates: guidance to Annex II and III

Member State specific information and language versions of templates

Correction to Regulation (EU) 2022/1616

Please note that Article 31(1) omits an important date. This provision is therefore subject to a corrigendum; the relevant sub-sentence should read as follows:

‘…or for which an application is submitted in accordance with Articles 17(1) or 22(1) of this Regulation at the latest on 10 July 2023 may be placed on the market until the applicant withdraws its application…’

Please consult the corrigendum for the complete corrected wording of Article 31(1).

Other resources

Complete guidance on the application of the Regulation is being developed, and will be published following a discussion with Member States and stakeholders. Publication is not expected before 2023 as the guidance will be written taking account of the first experiences with the implementation of the Regulation.

Contacts

The Commission accepts questions on the implementation of the Regulation. In case you have a question, please be specific, provide sufficient technical information and where applicable quote relevant provisions of Regulation (EU) 2022/2016 and/or from the available guidance. Please send such questions to SANTE-fcm@ec.europa.eu with in the subject ‘recycling’. This address should not be used for registration.