Does the 5% by weight rule apply to manually separable components?

For the purpose of identifying the packaging material, the codes under Annex VII to Decision 129/97 are only affixed on composite packaging when the secondary packaging material exceeds 5% of the total weight of the packaging; otherwise,

This 5% threshold applies to composite packaging, i.e. made up of different materials that cannot be separated manually, made or through a treatment (e.g. coating, metallization, lamination, lacquering), or through a real coupling.

Last modified on 19/11/2021