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Packaging Compliance

Statement on product packaging compliance to the EU Directive 94/62/EC on Packaging and Packaging Waste

Scope

This compliance defines and clarifies how Borealis product packaging as delivered from our sites is complying with the requirements of the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPW) 94/62/EC and the essential requirements of CEN technical standards EN 13427, EN 13428, EN 13429, EN 13430, EN 13431 and EN 13432.

Prevention by source reduction

Heavy metals 

Packaging materials used to pack Borealis products contain less than 100 ppm in sum of the heavy metals Pb, Hg, Cd and Cr(VI) as required by the PPW . This statement is based on certification given by packaging material suppliers to Borealis. In practice heavy metals cannot be detected in our product packaging materials by normal analytical methods. 


Noxious and hazardous substances 

Substances (and mixtures) classified as hazardous to the environment according CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, assigned with the symbol ‘GHS09’ and one of the hazard statements H400, H410 or H411 have been minimised according to standard EN13428:2004. This statement is based on certification by our packaging material suppliers.


Prevention

Borealis is continuously using thinner materials for bags, liners and films. This work has been done taking safety and possible breakage with loss of packaging content into account in storing, loading and transport. 


Pallets 

All wooden pallets used for Melamine are heath treated according to standard ISPM15. 

No chemical treatment is applied. 


Reuse 

Borealis uses returnable containers for bulk deliveries. An extensive quality control system is used to guarantee the cleanliness of empty containers and tank cars.


Recovery

Mechanical recycling 

All Borealis packaging material are clean as delivered and with proper collection and storing they can easily and economically be recycled as material. Borealis has no own recycling facilities for packaging waste and therefore we subscribe to national systems in countries where we operate wherever such systems exist: 


Energy recovery 

Borealis packaging materials can be processed into clean fuels with high calorific value.


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Issuer

This compliance is issued by Group QHSE.

Disclaimer

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate and reliable as of the date of publication, however we do not assume any liability whatsoever for the accuracy and completeness of such information. 


Borealis makes no warranties which extend beyond the description contained herein. Nothing herein shall constitute any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 

It is the customer's responsibility to inspect and test our products in order to satisfy itself as to the suitability of the products for the customer's particular purpose. The customer is responsible for the appropriate, safe and legal use, processing and handling of our products. 


No liability can be accepted in respect of the use of Borealis’ products in conjunction with other materials. The in-formation contained herein relates exclusively to our products when not used in conjunction with any third party materials.