This description of how to apply the EN-standards connected to the Essential Requirements of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive is one of many attempts to make life easier for the users.
The present guide-lines attempt to describe the steps of an assessment based on the process approach applied by the ISO 9000-series. Furthermore, the various assessment processes are described individually for the different parties in the distribution chain in order to clarify who does what in the assessment.
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OPTI-PACK should be regarded as a guide and not a substitute for legal documents. As a user, you are obliged to keep informed about the legal requirements that apply to you.
The standards should be purchased from national standardisation organisations for reference before using the guide.