Status on implementation

The date for when the producer responsibility comes into force is expected to be postponed from 1 July to 1 October 2025 in the draft for the Environmental Protection Act, but covered companies already have a registration and reporting obligation with Dansk Producentansvar (DPA) between 1 April and 31 August 2024. Get the overall overview for the implementation of the legislation until the producer responsibility comes into force.

The producer responsibility for packaging has been adopted in the EU and will be implemented in Denmark in the Environmental Protection Act and an implementing executive order. The implementation is based on a political agreement, concluded on 30 August 2022, between the Social Democrats (government at the time of the agreement) and the Liberal Party, the Socialist People's Party, the Radical Left, the Red-Green Alliance, the Conservative People's Party, the Danish People's Party and the Alternative.
Read more about the legislation here.

The executive order contains the specific rules for the producer responsibility and will be implemented in two phases from mid-2023 until 2025.

The first part contains, among other things, a definition of the concept of a producer and information on what information companies must report.

Learn more about covered companies, packaging types and registration and reporting obligation  2024

Timeline for politiske process for implementation

Part 1 of the executive order sets out the framework for:

  • producer definition
  • obligation to register and report
  • producer registers.

You can read more about the producer definition and check whether your company is covered here and read more about the registration and reporting obligation here.

Part 2 of the executive order sets out the framework for:

  • organisation and framework for responsibility and transfer
  • take-back schemes
  • compensation, etc.
  • producer responsibility for drinking cups
  • criteria for eco-modulation
  • service levels and possibly also formula for commercial packaging waste.

Part 2 of the executive order will be submitted for consultation at the end of August 2024 and is expected to come into force with effect from 1 October 2025, which is a postponement from 1 July 2025.

View the Danish Environmental Protection Agency's draft model for eco-modulated fees here.

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