Reporting under the Single-use plastics Directive

Introduction

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Legal Background

Directive 2019/904 of the European Union and the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (henceforth "SUP Directive") aims at preventing and reducing the negative impact of certain plastic products on the (marine) environment and on human health, promoting the transition to a circular economy, and contributing to the efficient functioning of the internal market.

The SUP Directive applies different measures to different single-use plastic products, plus fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastic, ranging from consumption reduction provisions (Article 4), to restrictions on placing on the market (Article 5), product requirements (Article 6), marking requirements (Article 7), Extended producer responsibility (Article 8), separate collection (Article 9) and to awareness raising (Article 10).

To allow the monitoring of progress towards the objectives and targets of the SUP Directive, its Article 13 (Information systems and reporting) establishes that Member States shall report the data and information covering the following:

Data and information

Legal basis for reporting

First reference year

First reporting by MS due

Amounts placed on market for:
- cups for beverage
- food containers

SUPD Article 13(a):

data on single-use plastic products listed in Part A of the Annex that have been placed on the market of the Member State each year, to demonstrate the consumption reduction in accordance with Article 4(1);

2022

End June-2024

Measures taken to reduce consumption of:
- cups for beverage
- food containers

SUPD Article 13(b):

information on the measures taken by the Member State for the purposes of Article 4(1);

2022

End June-2024

Separate collection of SUP beverage bottles

SUPD Art 13(c):

data on single-use plastic products listed in Part F of the Annex that have been separately collected in the Member State each year, to demonstrate the attainment of the separate collection targets in accordance with Article 9(1);

2022

End June-2024

Fishing gear containing plastic:
- placed on market 
- separately collected as waste

SUPD Art 13(d):

data on fishing gear containing plastic placed on the market and on waste fishing gear collected in the Member State each year;

2022

End June-2024

Recycled content in SUP beverage bottles

SUPD Art 13(e):

information on recycled content in beverage bottles listed in Part F of the Annex to demonstrate the attainment of the targets laid down in Article 6(5); and

2023

End June-2025

Post consumption waste from filters for tobacco products

SUPD Art 13(f):

data on the post-consumption waste of single-use plastic products listed in Section III of Part E of the Annex that has been collected in accordance with Article 8(3).

2023

End June-2025

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Article 13(1) of the SUP Directive states that Member States shall report these data and information electronically within 18 months of the end of the reporting year for which they were collected. The first reporting period shall be the calendar year 2022, which will cover items (a), (b), (c) and (d). This means that the deadline for reporting these items will be end of June 2024. The reporting of (e) and (f) will be the calendar year 2023 (to be reporter until end of June 2025). See details in table above.

Article 13(2) of the SUP Directive states also that the data and information reported by Member States shall be accompanied by a quality check report where, among other aspects, the methods for the calculations and for data verification and control are described.

The data and information shall be reported in the format established by the Commission. For that, the Commission has produced a series of implementing decisions laying down the format and methodologies for the data reporting, and the content and format of quality check report:

Reporting obligation

Commission Implementing Decision

SUPD Article 13

(a) and (b)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2022/162 of 4 February 2022 lays down the rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the calculation, verification and reporting on the reduction in the consumption of certain single-use plastic products and the measures taken by Member States to achieve such reduction.

SUPD Article 13

(c)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1752 of 1 October 2021 lays down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council  as regards the calculation, verification and reporting of data on the separate collection of waste single-use plastic beverage bottles.

SUPD Article 13

(d)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/958 of 31 May 2021 lays down the format for reporting data and information on fishing gear placed on the market and waste fishing gear collected in Member States and the format for the quality check report in accordance with Articles 13(1)(d) and 13(2) of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

SUPD Article 13

(e)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/2683) of 30 November 2023 laying down rules for the application of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the calculation, verification and reporting of data on recycled plastic content in single-use plastic beverage bottles

SUPD Article 13

(f)

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/2267 of 17 December 2021 laying down the format for reporting data and information on the collected post-consumption waste of tobacco products with filters and of filters marketed for use in combination with tobacco products (Text with EEA relevance)

 

Purpose of this site

The purpose of this site is to provide the reporter community with:

  • The reference background information on the SUP Directive reporting obligations.
  • Up-to-date information on the events and additional materials to support reporters throughout the reporting process.

This site focuses on the reporting obligation of the SUP Directive, as described in its Article 13. It complements the European Commission site on Single-use plastics, which provides a more comprehensive overview of the different measures that are being applied to different single-use plastic products according to the SUP Directive (reduction of consumption, restriction on placing in the market, product requirements, marking requirements, etc), as well as the objectives of the SUP Directive and related targets.


Events

Upcoming events

3rd Webinar on SUP Directive reporting: last questions before submission deadline –date to be announced

Past events

2nd Webinar on SUP Directive reporting: methodological questions and process of data submission – 15 April 2024

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1st Webinar on SUP Directive reporting: reporting obligations and support to national lead reporters – 4 March 2024

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Agendas and presentations

1st Webinar on SUP Directive reporting

4th March 2024

Copenhagen / Online

Agenda: Final event agenda

Presentations: Full slide deck

2nd Webinar on SUP Directive reporting

15th April 2024

Copenhagen / Online

 

Agenda: Final event agenda

Presentations: Full slide deck


Resources

Legal background

Data collection templates

Single-use plastic cups for beverages and food containers placed on the market, to demonstrate the consumption reduction in accordance with Article 4(1), and measures taken to achieve reduction in the consumption thereof

Single-use plastic beverage bottles placed on the market and waste single-use plastic beverage bottles separately collected, to demonstrate the attainment of the separate collection targets in accordance with Article 9(1))

Fishing gear containing plastic placed on the market and waste fishing gear collected.

Documentation


FAQ

Disclaimer: This Q&A section is intended to clarify aspects of the reporting of data and information by the Member States to the Commission. It does not provide any legal interpretation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive 2019/904 or related implementing decisions.

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