Capsules and dietary supplements are disposed of as BIO waste

We dispose of plastic packaging from Supplements as Plastic.

 

When cataloging dietary supplements as foodstuffs, in accordance with their legal definition under the Food and Nutrition Safety Act, under the Waste Act, they can be considered to be bio-waste. Bio-waste is defined as biodegradable waste from gardens and parks, food and kitchen waste from households, catering establishments, catering establishments, retail establishments, as well as comparable waste from establishments producing or marketing food. Therefore, the main importance should be the Act on maintaining cleanliness in municipalities, which indicates that municipalities are responsible for, among others, supervise municipal waste management, including the implementation of tasks entrusted to entities collecting municipal waste from property owners and ensuring selective collection of municipal waste, including at least paper, metals, plastics, glass, multi-material packaging waste and bio-waste. Detailed rules for waste management in a given commune are specified in the regulations for maintaining cleanliness and order, which is an act of local law. In these regulations, the commune council may, in particular, specify requirements regarding the composting of bio-waste. The regulation of the Act on maintaining cleanliness in municipalities allows for high autonomy of individual municipalities in creating a system of selective municipal waste collection. As a rule, most municipalities - in the scope we are interested in - introduce a division into bio waste, which includes, among others: food scraps, and other/residual/mixed waste that cannot be classified as other waste categories or recycled. In the context of dietary supplements, doubts may arise regarding their classification as biodegradable waste and processing into organic fertilizer, as well as their storage in the non-recycling group of waste.