In the amendment to the Packaging Act, § 10a defines the obligation for persons placing single-use packaging on the market or into circulation. This is an obligation, on the basis of a written contract, to reimburse the municipalities the costs for cleaning up the waste from single-use plastic packaging, which people dispose of outside the places designated for its disposal, and the subsequent transportation and processing of this waste.
This obligation became effective on the 1st of January 2023.
From the 1st quarter of 2023, it is possible to fulfil this obligation by signed Contract on Collective Compliance with the authorized packaging company EKO‑KOM. As part of the quarterly statement from the 1st quarter of 2023, you will fill in sheet L-Littering packaging, based on which you will be invoiced for the corresponding amount (total weight of packaging in tonnes x rate per ton).
The obligation applies to single-use plastic packaging for food and beverages, which are made entirely or partly from plastic and plastic carrier bags:
|Type of the packaging
part C Annex No. 4 to Act No. 477/2001 Coll.
|Packets and wrappers made from flexible material
|≤ 3 L
containing food that is intended for immediate
|Beverage containers with a capacity up to 3 litres||≤ 3 L
for beer, wine, drinking water, liquid snacks, juices and nectars, instant drinks or milk
(i.e. receptacles used to contain liquid, e.g. beverage bottles, including their caps and lids, and composite beverage packaging, including their caps and lids)
|Plastic carrier bags
|< 50 microns
|Type of the packaging
part D Annex No. 4 to Act No. 477/2001 Coll.
|Cups for beverages
|including their caps and lids|
|≤ 3 L
including their caps and lids
c) is ready to be consumed without any further preparation, such as cooking, boiling or heating, including food containers used for fast food or any other meal ready for immediate consumption, except for beverage containers, plates and packets and wrappers containing food
The above-mentioned packaging is recorded in the quarterly statements on the sheet
L–Littering packaging (firstly for Q1 2023)
The total weight of single-use plastic packaging is recorded. For packaging listed in Part D of Appendix No. 4, which is partly made from plastic, the weight of the plastic in the given packaging is also recorded in addition to the total weight of the packaging.
Methodology for filling out the littering sheet L
of the quarterly statement aboupt packaging production can be found at this link:
Do not fill the dark columns.
Littering fees can be found in the remuneration structure at this link:
|Beverage containers||532 CZK / t|
|Packets and wrappers for food||532 CZK / t|
|Cups for beverages||532 CZK / t|
|Food containers||532 CZK / t|
|Plastic carrier bags||532 CZK / t|
Valid from 01/01/2023, the prices shown do not include VAT.
The fee is calculated from the “total weight in tonnes” column.
According to the Packaging Act, authorized packaging company EKO‑KOM was obliged to develop a calculation of costs for cleaning up waste from single-use plastic packaging. This methodology of calculation was assessed and approved by the Ministry of the Environment – you can familiarize yourself with it in the Czech language here:
Výpočet nákladů na littering 2023 – EKO‑KOM (ekokom.cz).
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