Must environmental labels follow colour codes?

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 food waste,
  • yellow for plastic,
  • turquoise for metals,
  • green for glass,
  • grey for unsorted waste.

Last modified on 19/11/2021