Do the takeaway trays without any logo (eg polystyrene trays from ice cream parlors) need to be labeled?

The regulations do not exclude such packaging from the obligation. However, for some of these cases, important technological limitations have been identified that may not allow the physical affixing of environmental labeling on the packaging.

In this regard, in the clarification note sent by the Ministry of Ecological Transition on May 17, 2021, it is made clear that for the pre-wrapped and variable weight packaging of distribution, there are objective difficulties for the physical affixing of the environmental labeling of the packaging: yes it could in fact deal with packaging intended for fresh food products (e.g. fish products) that cannot be printed, in other cases it is packaging whose intended use is not known with certainty at the time of production and sale (i.e. if they will be packaging or products intended for domestic use), in still others they are packaging prepared / cut to size at the point of sale (e.g. aluminum or plastic film), and therefore not susceptible to immediate printing.

With the aim of overcoming these critical issues, the Ministry of Ecological Transition clarified, with reference to the note sent on May 17, 2021, that for these cases the labeling obligation is considered fulfilled if the information regarding the composition of the packaging pursuant to decision 129/97 / EC and the information to support the consumer in the correct separate collection, can be inferred from information sheets made available to end consumers at the point of sale (e.g. next to information on allergens, or with specific information sheets placed next to the Banco), or by making this information available on websites with predefined standard cards.

Last modified on 19/11/2021

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