How can paper bags with handles either in satin, polypropylene or cotton be labeled?

Packaging systems that include a main body and other accessory components that cannot be manually separated, must necessarily bear the identification code of the main body material, and the indications on collection (which follow the material of the main body).

Where possible, only the identification code of the material can be affixed as per Decision 129/97 / EC also on the components that cannot be separated manually, but, on these, the indication on the collection must not be reported.

If the packaging system, on the other hand, includes components that can be manually separated from the main body, each of these must necessarily carry the alphanumeric code as per Decision 129/97 / EC and the indications on collection.

In the case of packaging in textile materials, reference is made to Annex V of Decision 129/97 / EC.

For textile materials other than “cotton” and “jute” it is considered appropriate to use the TEX code 62, which corresponds to the first numbering available which does not identify any material. These packaging are not part of the domestic separate collection circuit, but refer to dedicated collection circuits. Therefore, it is good to indicate with the code, the material in full “fabric” and the invitation to the consumer to check the provisions of their municipality.

Last modified on 19/11/2021

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