Calculation of packaging mass is imposed on the production of packaging goods placed on the market in Estonia or acquired and imported in the event of the sale, exchange, transfer without charge or use for self-consumption of the packaging.

AMOUNT OF PACKAGING PLACED TO THE MARKET = IMPORT – EXPORT + PRODUCTION OF PACKAGING PRODUCTS

For determination of packaging mass there should be counted together mass of packaging along with any components and additional elements attached to the packaging such as lids, caps, corks, seals, labels, safety strips, clips, etc., without the goods contained therein.

The total mass of the packaging placed to the market shall be determined to the nearest 1 kg.

If the packaging consists of various materials and these materials can be manually separated, the mass of packaging shall be determined separately for every type of packaging material to be separated, except if the parts to be separated constitute less than 10% of the total mass of packaging. In this case, the mass of the components and additional elements of packaging shall be counted among the mass of the class of the dominant packaging material.

Reusable packaging is not subject of reporting as long as reused.