The European Union transmitted a series of recommendations and directives that have to be complied with by each member state. To this purpose, Romania has established quotas for the wastes recycling. The recycling quota for our country is 60% out of the total of packaging wastes introduced on the market. According to the law, the companies that introduce on the market packed products (R.E.O.- Responsible Economic Operators) must assure that the packages obtained following consumption are collected selectively and recycled in authorized recycling centers. On the contrary, the R.E.O. will pay a fee of Lei 2 /kilogram for the non-recycled packages quantities.
If we neglect packing wastes collection and recycling, the costs will be transferred to the final user. The trials carried-out by experts in economy forecast price increases ranging between 4% and 25%. Thus, the decrease of production / import and of consumption will be imminent. Among the most affected categories of products, we mention the food ones, packed in glass or metal.
According to the available data, the recycling targets at the EU level tend to increase periodically, what causes the responsible economic operators, packages generators, to conclude firm agreements with TROs, in order to avoid the eventual sanctions.