Why is a cork considered a manually separable packaging to label, even if a corkscrew is needed to remove it?

The cork stopper is considered to be manually separable since it must necessarily be separated by the user in order to consume the product, and is therefore intended to be collected separately.

Since the cork stopper can be separated from the main body, it must necessarily carry the alphanumeric code as per Decision 129/97/EC and the indications on collection, if intended for the B2C channel.

The environmental labels (at least the alphanumeric coding as per Decision 129/97/EC) of the various manually separable components that make up the sales unit should be affixed to each component, cork included.

Where this is not possible, they may be affixed either to the main body of the packaging, or to another label or any other component that makes the information easily visible to the end consumer.

Last modified on 19/11/2021

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