Neutral packaging means unprinted packaging that does not include graphics or the affixing of any symbols and information, and which are sold as such to customers by the manufacturers.
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 neutral packaging in general, with particular reference to transport packaging and / or possible semi-finished products, given the critical issues encountered by operators, economically and structurally, in meeting this obligation, it is necessary to consider a possible alternative to the traditional labeling to be affixed to the packaging itself. Therefore, for these packaging, which are mostly part of the B2B channel, the identification of the packaging material can be conveyed and communicated by the manufacturer on the transport documents accompanying the goods, or on other external media, including digital ones.
Last modified on 19/11/2021