EN 13428:2004

Packaging - Requirements specific to manufacturing and composition - Prevention by source reduction

Publication date:   Oct 20, 2004

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Jan 29, 2020


CEN/TC 261 Packaging

European Norm

13.030.99   Other standards related to wastes | 55.020   Packaging and distribution of goods in general



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This European Standard specifies a procedure for assessment of packaging to ensure that the weight and/or volume of its material content is at the minimum commensurate with the maintenance of :
-functionality throughout the supply and user chain ;
-safety and hygiene for both product and user/consumer ;
-acceptability of the packed product to the user/consumer.
This European Standard also specifies the methodology and procedure for determining the presence of the four heavy metals named in article 11 of the packaging and packaging waste Directive 94/62/EC and for determining the presence and minimisation of any dangerous substances or preparations if they are present in packaging and are likely to be released into the environment as a result of waste management operations. The procedures are referenced in CR 13695-1 and CR 13695-2.
NOTE The substitution of one packaging material by another is not a basis for source reduction.
This standard cannot by itself provide presumption of conformity. The procedure for applying this standard is contained in EN 13427.

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EN 13428:2000


EN 13428:2004
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jan 29, 2020