Plastic packaging are used in large amounts. This requirement aims to increase the recyclability if the packaging by limiting the choices of plastics to be used and later recycled.
Primary packaging, closures and labels shall fulfill the following:
- The primary packaging1 and closure2 shall be made from one of the following plastics:
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
- The label shall not be made from PS (polystyrene) or halogenated plastics.
- The primary packaging1 shall not be black.
1Primary packaging includes bottle, container or similar. Pouches are not included in this requirement.
2Closure includes caps/lids and mounted dosage equipment/pumps.
- Ecolabels fulfilling the requirement, for example: :
License in accordance with Good Environmental Choice criteria for chemical products, version 2018:1 (only valid for packaging that is not black)
License in accordance with Nordic Ecolabelling’s criteria for:
Hand dishwashing detergents, version 6.0
Cleaning products, version 6.0
- Packaging specifications (inkluding bottle, container, label and closure) showing the materials in the packaging and closure and the colour of the pacakging.
- Other verification ensuring that the requirement is fulfilled.
The requirements for chemical-technical products are mainly set for the properties of products and the substances contained, and only in exceptional cases are requirements set for limiting individual specified substances. The intention with this approach is to stimulate technical development so that the environmental and health characteristics of chemical-technical products are continuously improved. Another important idea behind the criteria is to combine the lifecycle perspective with a risk perspective, in other words, focusing on aspects where there is significant risk of substances contained impacting on health or the environment. In some cases, specific relevant exceptions from the requirements are stated.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
Current KravID: 11284
Version date: 5/7/2019 12:00:00 AM