MADRID--Portugal’s caretaker government has approved regulations on waste and energy efficiency labeling to comply with EU standards.
The acting Council of Ministers March 24 approved two decree-laws (numbers pending) that will enter into force following publication in the Diário de República, Portugal’s national register.
The first decree establishes a general waste regime. It sets recycling and reuse goals to be reached by 2020, broadens the organized waste market to allow for the treatment and reuse of hazardous waste, simplifies the licensing process for waste treatment and management, and introduces an electronic waybill to accompany the transport of waste.
It requires monitoring of the life-cycle of products and materials and calls for new national goals for the management of used oils.
According to the Council, the decree aims to bring Portugal into compliance with the European Union's Directive 2008/98/EC on waste.
The second decree, which the Council said would help Portugal meet its goals in fighting climate change, will require that products carry energy efficiency labels and be accompanied by information allowing consumers to determine the energy impact of their purchases.
This will affect domestic, commercial, and industrial products, as well as certain products that do not necessarily consume energy but help to save energy, for example windows and insulation.
The decree aims to put Portugal in compliance with Directive 2010/30/EU on labeling and providing standard product information on the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products.
While Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigned March 23, the Portuguese Constitution allows the remaining caretaker government to adopt measures that are “strictly necessary in order to ensure the management of public affairs.” This includes the fulfillment of international obligations, such as through the decrees approved.
All Bloomberg BNA treatises are available on standing order, which ensures you will always receive the most current edition of the book or supplement of the title you have ordered from Bloomberg BNA’s book division. As soon as a new supplement or edition is published (usually annually) for a title you’ve previously purchased and requested to be placed on standing order, we’ll ship it to you to review for 30 days without any obligation. During this period, you can either (a) honor the invoice and receive a 5% discount (in addition to any other discounts you may qualify for) off the then-current price of the update, plus shipping and handling or (b) return the book(s), in which case, your invoice will be cancelled upon receipt of the book(s). Call us for a prepaid UPS label for your return. It’s as simple and easy as that. Most importantly, standing orders mean you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you’re relying on. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.960.1220 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put me on standing order at a 5% discount off list price of all future updates, in addition to any other discounts I may quality for. (Returnable within 30 days.)
Notify me when updates are available (No standing order will be created).
This Bloomberg BNA report is available on standing order, which ensures you will all receive the latest edition. This report is updated annually and we will send you the latest edition once it has been published. By signing up for standing order you will never have to worry about the timeliness of the information you need. And, you may discontinue standing orders at any time by contacting us at 1.800.372.1033, option 5, or by sending us an email to email@example.com.
Put me on standing order
Notify me when new releases are available (no standing order will be created)