Plastic packaging labelling obligations

 

What the Decree says

Reference to Law or FAQ CONAI

On all packaging (primary, secondary and tertiary) producers must indicate the numbering required by Directive 97/129/EC;;

LEGISLATIVE DECREE No 116 of 3 September 2020 – Title II – Packaging management, paragraph 3.1, letter ‘c’.

 

Ministry of Ecological Transition’s Circular of 17 May 2021

Abbreviation is optional

https://www.etichetta-conai.com/faqs/come-identificare-polimeri-per-cui-non-e-prevista-una-specifica-codifica-nella-decisione-129-97-ce/

 

 

https://www.etichetta-conai.com/faqs/come-etichettare-un-imballaggio-costituito-da-un-polimero-espanso/

 

 

The indication may be provided by labelling, printing or, for neutral packaging, by indications on transport documents or other digital supports.

https://www.etichetta-conai.com/faqs/come-comportarsi-con-pellicole-protettive-in-plastica-destinate-al-mercato-b2b-che-non-hanno-alcuna-grafica/

The nature of the packaging used to package our products must be indicated.

It is not necessary to indicate the nature of the identification labels as they are not separable manually.

https://www.etichetta-conai.com/faqs/come-etichettare-un-film-in-plastica-ldpe-sul-quale-e-adesa-una-etichetta-in-carta-non-separabile-manualmente/

 

For materials composed by more than one polymer use numbering 7

https://www.etichetta-conai.com/faqs/nel-caso-di-polimeri-diversi-da-quelli-esplicitati-nella-decisione-il-numero-7-va-indicato-prima-o-dopo-labbreviazione-del-polimero/

 

 

https://www.etichetta-conai.com/faqs/e-corretta-la-codifica-7-oppure-07-si-puo-inserire-la-codifica-nel-simbolo-rappresentato-da-tre-frecce-a-forma-di-triangolo/

 

For abbreviations, it is possible to use Standard UNI 1043-1 for the identification of plastics that are not contemplated, and UNI 10667-1 to identify and recognise polymers obtained by recycling.

not contemplated packaging

https://www.etichetta-conai.com/faqs/nel-caso-di-polimeri-diversi-da-quelli-esplicitati-nella-decisione-il-numero-7-va-indicato-prima-o-dopo-labbreviazione-del-polimero/

 

https://www.etichetta-conai.com/faqs/come-identificare-polimeri-per-cui-non-e-prevista-una-specifica-codifica-nella-decisione-129-97-ce/

 

 

 

 

 

Packaging from recycling

https://www.etichetta-conai.com/faqs/le-codifiche-alfa-numeriche-per-gli-imballaggi-costituiti-da-materia-prima-vergine-sono-le-stesse-anche-per-gli-imballaggi-con-materia-prima-seconda-materiale-riciclato/

 

Tab. 1



HOW PROXITAL FULFILS ITS OBLIGATION

In order to correctly inform consumers about the final destination of packaging and since it is allowed to privilege digitised information tools, in the section below the IRES003 guideline is made public, providing the environmental information necessary to fulfil the obligation to indicate, for the purposes of identifying and classifying packaging, the nature of the packaging materials used, based on Commission Directive 97/129/EC.

In order to ensure complete indication and to guarantee the transmission of information, Proxital, for its own products, also applies the following instruments containing the relevant indication:

  • Transport document (ref. Tab. 2 / Alpha-numeric coding)
  • Identification label (ref. Tab. 2 / Alpha-numeric coding)

 

Our products

Alphanumeric coding

 

Products

Abbreviation

Identification

Ref. Annex

Directive 97/129/CE

Polyethylene corners

LDPE

4

I

Polyethylene cylinders

LDPE

4

I

Fadipex

7

I

High Density – High Thickness Polypropylene Proxil

PP

5

I

High Density – High Thickness Polyethylene

LDPE

4

I

High Density – Medium Thickness Polypropylene Proxil

PP

5

I

High Density – Medium Thickness Polyethylene

LDPE

4

I

Polyethylene sheets

LDPE

4

I

Polyethylene sheets laminated – adhesive – coloured

LDPE

4

I

Manufactred from Pluriball*

LDPE

4

I

7

Manufactured from Polyethylene laminated – adhesive*

LDPE

4

I

7

Manufactured from Polypropylene Proxil

PP

5

I

Manufactured from Xtracell*

LDPE

4

I

7

Polyethylene profiles

LDPE

4

I

Pluriball rolls*

LDPE

4

I

7

Polyethylene rolls

LDPE

4

I

Polypropylene rolls laminated – adhesive – coloured Proxil*

LDPE

4

I

7

Polypropylene rolls manufactured – laminated – adhesive – coloured Proxil*

PP

5

I

7

Polypropylene rolls Proxil

PP

5

I

Minirolls and pre-cut rolls

LDPE

4

I

Terilex*

LDPE

4

I

Polyethylene tubes

LDPE

4

I

Xtracell*

LDPE

4

I

7

Minirolls and pre-cut rolls made by polyethylene*

LDPE

4

I

7

Tab 2

* for products composed by more than one polymer use number 7 – for more information about the composition please visit the section of the website dedicated to the item of interest

 

The packaging we use for our products

 

Item code

Description

Abbreviation

Identificazion*

 

 

Ref Annex

Directive 97/129/CE

PACKAGING / PRODUCTION BAG

Low density polyethylene roll bag

LDPE

4

I

PACKAGING / PRODUCTION BAG

High density polyethylene roll bag

HDPE

2

I

PACKAGING / CARDBOARD PACK

Cardboard box

PAP

21

II

PACKAGING/ ADHESIVE TAPE COMM.

Adhesive tape

PP

5

I

OTHER PACKAGING / PRODUCTION CONSUMABLE MATERIALS

Metal laces

FE

40

III

PACKAGING / PRODUCTION CONSUMABLE MATERIALS.

Reggette in plastica

PP

5

I

PACKAGING / PRODUCTION TUBES

Cardboard core

PAP

21

II

PACKAGING / PALLET

Pallet

FOR

50

IV

* Mandatory to be reported to the user.   Tab 2.1