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The government has announced the detailed rules of the extended producer responsibility system

The announcement of the ministry reminds that in the new waste management system starting on July 1st, MOHU MOL Hulladékfászállógi Zrt., as a concession company, will accept, collect and transport the waste of households and economic organizations from products falling under the scope of the settlement and extended producer responsibility system , pre-treatment, trade and transfer for treatment, and operates the new extended producer responsibility system.

It is also recorded that in the new extended producer responsibility system, product manufacturers bear the financial responsibility for waste management throughout the product’s entire life cycle. The new regulation affects packaging, certain single-use plastic products, electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and accumulators, motor vehicles, tires, office and advertising paper, cooking oil and grease, certain textile products, and wooden furniture. It is important to know that the so-called extended producer responsibility fee to be paid by the manufacturer is determined by the Minister of Energy in a decree based on the proposal of the Hungarian Energy and Public Works Regulatory Office (MEKH).

Between the parties involved in the operation of the extended producer responsibility system – including manufacturers, distributors, waste recyclers, municipalities, civil organizations – national consultative bodies are established for the purpose of cooperationthe task of the forums is to discuss issues related to the operation of the system, the award councils provide professional support for the award preparation activities of the MEKH – he notes.

The ministry reminds that the proportion of recycled waste in Hungary has increased significantly in recent years, more than doubling since 2010. In the new extended producer responsibility system a further increase in the rate of collection and utilization of waste increases the supply of secondary raw materials produced from waste, reduces the use of primary raw materials, thereby helping to curb landfilling and illegal waste disposal, as well as reducing environmental burdens.

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Overall, by launching the new system, the government’s goal is for Hungary to transition to a circular economy as quickly as possible, in which fewer and fewer products become waste, and the generated waste is reused as raw materials as much as possible.

The new extended producer responsibility system also contributes to further increasing the amount of separately collected waste and the rate of utilization in our country, as well as to meeting the EU waste management goals

the announcement notes.

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