UPDATE: As mentioned in our new article on this topic, the entire labelling obligation has been suspended until 31/12/2022. In addition, the possibility of marketing stocks of products already placed on the market or labeled is provided until 01/01/2023.
Legislative Decree No. 116/2020 imposed a strict labelling obligation on manufacturers and distributors of packaging in Italy. The interpretation of the decree, provided by CONAI (the national consortium for packaging) in the form of a guide, is now also available in German.
Click here for a detailed interpretation of the environmental labelling obligation provided in German language. (You will find the English version here.)
Here is a recap on specifics of the environmental labelling obligation:
- The packaging material shall be indicated using the alphanumeric code according to Decision 97/129/EC. This applies to the packaging destined for both B2B (professional) and B2C (consumer) channels.
- Packaging intended for the end consumer (B2C) must be labelled with information on separate waste collection, i.e. instructions for proper disposal. The label shall appear in Italian. CONAI suggests to put this information as follows:
MATERIAL FAMILY + the wording “Raccolta differenziata. Verifica le disposizioni del tuo Comune” [translated as „Separate waste collection. Check your local municipal guidelines“] OR
the wording „Raccolta + MATERIAL FAMILY. For ex., Raccolta Plastica [translated as „PLASTIC collection“]0
To find out more, we encourage you to read the guide, where you can find detailed information and concrete examples on environmental labelling. We also invite you to consult numerous FAQs on the subject. If you do not find the information you are looking for, you can send your question in the "Send your question" section.
Furthermore, a new interactive online tool called e-tichetta, developed by CONAI, exists to support companies in creating their own environmental labels in compliance with legal requirements.
If you are not sure who is affected by the environmental labelling obligation, please consult this page.
Ms. Medine Bayram will be happy to assist you with general questions regarding the environmental labelling obligation: please send your questions to email@example.com.
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