Essential Requirements for Packaging in Europe: A Practical Guide to Using the CEN Standards

01 October 2005

"The most accurate, thorough, and rigorous treatment of the subject so far produced".

A revised version of the EUROPEN Guide issued in 1999 to help companies assess whether their packaging complies with the mandatory "Essential Requirements" set out in Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste.

Does your packaging comply with EU law? Since February 2005, proving compliance is easier—packaging which conforms to the EU harmonised CEN Packaging Standards is automatically assumed to comply with the Essential Requirements of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and national enforcement authorities must recognize this.

To help companies assess and document compliance of their packaging, EUROPEN has developed this practical Guide. Whether or not you are familiar with the Directive and CEN Standards, you will find the information it contains indispensible for your company.

EUROPEN delivers this service in two ways: the Guide is available in a convenient electronic format which can be sent to you by e-mail, alternatively a printed copy can be sent to you by post.

  • A Practical Guide to Using the CEN Standards (table of contents)

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  • Download table of contents free of charge

  • Summary Assessment Record

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  • Sample assessment form to demonstrate conformity with the Standards. Download free of charge

  • Essential Requirements for Packaging in Europe: A Practical Guide to Using the CEN Standards (ELECTRONIC COPY)

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  • 70 pages, October 2005, €50 (ELECTRONIC VERSION). Price includes 6% VAT where applicable.

  • Essential Requirements for Packaging in Europe: A Practical Guide to the CEN Standards (HARD COPY)

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  • 70 pages spiral bound, October 2005, €60 (HARD COPY). Price includes 6% VAT where applicable and postage and packaging.