Packaging Compliance in Switzerland
Collection and Recycling Arrangements in Switzerland
Although Switzerland is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), it opted out of the European Economic Area (EEA) and so does not have to comply with the EC Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive. At present, the Swiss Environment Protection Law requirements for packaging recycling and recovery apply only to beverage containers. Therefore, there is no requirement for SCIEX to comply with the Swiss Environment Protection Law provisions for packaging take-back and recovery.
SCIEX customers in Switzerland can ensure the recovery of their packaging waste by working with a local packaging waste contractor. You may already have arrangements established with a local waste contractor to handle other types of waste. Please contact your existing contractor through whom you may be able to arrange disposal of your packaging waste, or contact your local authority for details of other commercial and industrial waste packaging collection and recycling provisions close to you.