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What is the difference between recyclability and separate collection?

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Packaging can be disposed of in separate collection, whether recyclable or not in the state of current technologies, without prejudice to the good rules for quality separate collection (first of all the possibility of always emptying the packaging of its contents). In fact, thanks to the CONAI – Supply Chain

Where should a mainly plastic composite packaging be delivered?

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All plastic packaging can be disposed of in separate collection, whether single-material, composite, multi-component, recyclable or not in the state of current technologies, without prejudice to the good rules for quality separate collection (for example, always empty the packaging of the its content, reduce its volume when possible). Thanks to

How should a package printed with UV inks be delivered?

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In the case of packaging made with one of the packaging materials (steel, aluminum, paper, wood, plastic, glass), coupled or treated with another material, other than packaging (e.g. glues, adhesives, inks), it is always to be considered single material and should be collected in the differentiated collection of reference. All

When is a packaging considered recyclable? How to know where it should be conferred?

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It is necessary to underline the difference between recyclable and disposable in separate collection. All packaging can be disposed of in separate collection, whether recyclable or not in the state of current technologies, without prejudice to the good rules for quality separate collection (for example, always empty the packaging of

Must environmental labels follow colour codes?

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Regarding design and colour, there are no mandatory provisions to be followed. For coloured environmental labels, in order to provide citizens with consistent, standardised indications, CONAI suggests basing the colours used on the UNI 11686 standard on Waste Visual Elements, which prescribes the following colour codes: blue for paper,brown for

Is the producer bound by a specific graphic design for its environmental labels?

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The graphic designer is free to choose the style, shape and colours of the environmental label: the regulations don’t specify these aspects, but they do recommend that packaging be appropriately labelled in such a way as to achieving the required goal. Of course, in addition to being clear, not misleading