Are reusable shopping bags sold by large retailers considered packaging?

Shoppers and shopping bags are packaging. For information on the marketing and labeling of these types of packaging, please refer to Information note on plastic bags in the Documents section of this website.

Furthermore, pursuant to art. 219 paragraph 5, such packaging intended for B2C must have:

  1. The packaging material’s identification code under Decision 129/97/EC
  2. Collection guidelines. We suggest using the wording “(Material family) collection” and inviting the consumer to check their local municipal guidelines.

All other additional information is voluntarily applicable.

Last modified on 19/11/2021

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