The concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR) was introduced in Moldova in 2016 by Law No. 209 on Waste, which brought the provisions of national legislation in line with the EU’s Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC.

This law was followed by the implementing legislation, the Regulation on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Decision No. 212, in 2018, which established the EPR regime for producers of electrical and electronic equipment.

Subsequently, in August this year, the Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste, transposing the provisions of Packaging Directive 94/62/ EC, was also published in the Official Journal.

According to the Regulation, obligated producers have an individual or collective compliance option. Producers must register on the List of Producers with the Environmental Agency (within three months of the entry into force of the Regulation) and report to the Agency by the end of April each year. The first report shall be submitted in the year following the year of registration.

The Regulation on Packaging and Packaging Waste will enter into force in August 2021. The implementing regulation for batteries and accumulators is still outstanding.

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