What are the differences between environmental labeling for B2B and B2C?

If the packaging is intended for B2B, for each manually separable component, it is mandatory to re-code the composition materials in accordance with Decision 129/97/EC. All other information, including those relating to separate collection, are voluntarily applicable.

With regard to packaging intended for B2C, however, pursuant to art. 219 paragraph 5, they must present for each manually separable component:

  1. The packaging material’s identification code under Decision 129/97/EC
  2. Collection guidelines. It is suggested to indicate the formula “ Collection (material family) “Or to clarify the family of material accompanied by the item” Separate collection “, and to invite the consumer to check the provisions of their municipality.

All other additional information is voluntarily applicable.

Last modified on 19/11/2021

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