Commencing 1st January 2023, a new packaging law is in force in Italy.
The obligation comes under Decree No. 116, dated 3rd September 2020, requiring mandatory labelling to be placed on packaging materials of all primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging that can be separated.
The aim is to facilitate collection, reuse, recovery, and recycling, reducing the impact of packaging and packaging waste on the environment whilst ensuring a certain level of environmental protection.
The material used for the packaging must be indicated by an alphanumeric code according to the Annexes in 97/129/EC, for example:
|Packaging Type||Recycling code||Material|
|Aluminium Clip||ALU 41||Aluminium|
|Aluminium Can||ALU 90||Aluminium|
|HDPE 02||High Density polyethylene|
|LDPE 04||Low Density polyethylene|
|PAP 20||Corrugated cardboard/box|
|Centre Core (in Tapes)||PAP 21||Non-corrugated cardboard/box|
|Drum Liners||PET 01||Polyethylene terephthalate|
|Plastic/Aluminium Laminated Film||PP 90||Plastic/Aluminium|
For more information, visit The National Packaging Consortium in Italy (CONAI) - http://www.progettarericiclo.com/en/docs/environmental-labeling-packaging
In case a packaging type is not listed, or there are further queries, please contact us.