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Plastic caps and lids

Directive (EU) 2019/904

Short name:

Plastic caps and lids


Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (OJ L 155, 12.6.2019, p. 1).



Directives repealed:


Guide for application:


European Commission contact point:

Directorate-General for the Environment
ENV-B01-ARESatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Email)

Single-use plastics webpage 

For information about the content and availability of European standards, please contact the European Standardisation Organisations.



Publications in the Official Journal:

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1060 of 30 May 2023 on a harmonised standard for test methods and requirements to demonstrate that plastic caps and lids remain attached to beverage containers drafted in support of Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council