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Labelling of packaging in Scandinavia

With the many different types of packaging, it is difficult for consumers to keep track of what belongs in which recycling bin. To facilitate waste sorting, Denmark developed a voluntary pictogram system in 2016, which is now also being implemented in Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. This flexible but uniform colour, terminology and symbol system has already been introduced in over 90 % of Danish municipalities, not only in recycling centres, recycling stations and residential areas, but also on packaging materials. Do you place packaging on the market in the Scandinavian countries? You can then use these pictograms free of charge and thus create a visual link for consumers between the empty packaging and the correct recycling container. As such you can make a valuable contribution to the circular economy.

With the many different types of packaging, it is difficult for citizens to keep track of what belongs in which recycling bin. To facilitate waste sorting, Denmark developed a voluntary pictogram system in 2016, which is now also being implemented in Finland, Norway and Sweden. This flexible but uniform colour, terminology and symbol system has already been introduced in over 90% of Danish municipalities, not only in recycling centres, recycling stations and residential, but also on packaging materials.
You, as the distributor of packaging, can use these pictograms free of charge and thus create a visual link for consumers between the empty packaging and the correct recycling container.

Sweden, Norway and Iceland introduced the pictogram system in 2020 and Finland is in the process of adapting and implementing it in 2021. A uniform waste communication throughout the Scandinavian countries not only creates optimal conditions for better recycling of household waste, but also makes it easier for you to fulfil your producer responsibility. By using the pictograms on your packaging, you can make a substantial contribution to a circular economy and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Should you wish to register in Scandinavia as a producer of WEEE, batteries, packaging, textiles or furniture, please do not hesitate to contact our Consulting Department via beratung@take-e-way.de or +49/40/7506870.

For solutions on EU product or packaging labelling requirements and especially disposal labelling, please contact the trade-e-bility consulting team via beratung@trade-e-bility.de or +49/40/750687-300.

For more information on our international compliance services related to the placing on the market of electronic equipment, batteries/accumulators and packaged products or packaging, please click here: https://www.take-e-way.com/international-compliance/

Sebastian Siebert
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Sebastian Siebert
Head of Advisory services

Phone: +49 40 750687-0

beratung@take-e-way.de

Christoph Brellinger
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Christoph Brellinger
Head of Marketing & Public Relations

Phone: +49 40 750687-0

presse@take-e-way.de

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