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Article 1

Object 1. This Directive aims to harmonize national measures concerning the management
of packaging and packaging waste, on the one hand, to prevent any impact thereof on the
environment of all Member States as well as of third countries or to reduce such impact,
thus providing a high level of environmental protection, and, on the other hand, to ensure
the functioning of the internal market and to avoid obstacles to trade and distortion and
restriction of competition within the Community.

2.
To this end this directive lays down measures aimed, as a first priority, at
preventing the production of packaging and, as additional fundamental principles,
at reusing packaging, at recycling and other forms of recovering packaging waste
and, hence, at reducing the final disposal of such waste.
FRAMEWORK DIRECTIVES
e.g. DIRECTIVE 94/62/EC (RECOVERY & RECYCLING)
e.g. DIRECTIVE 94/62/EC (RECOVERY & RECYCLING)
RECYCLED MATERIALS