Plastic packaging Core
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.
- Technical specification
- Chemical products
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.
Thermoplastics in closures
1Primary packaging includes bottle, container or similar, trigger / spray nozzle is not covered by the requirement. Pouches are not included in this requirement.
2Closure includes caps/lids and mounted dosage equipment/pumps.
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Valid license for any of for example the following labels:
Good Environmental Choice for chemical products, version 2018:1 (only valid for packaging that is not black)
Nordic Ecolabelling for:
Hand dishwashing detergents, version 6
Cleaning products, version 6
- Packaging specifications (inkluding bottle, container, label and closure) showing the materials in the packaging and closure and the colour of the pacakging.
- The supplier’s self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
If the requirement is verified with an ecolabel, check that there is a valid license for the product in question. This can be controlled here: Nordic Ecolabelling (Nordic Swan), Good Environmental choice.
Check the packaging specification to ensure that it is in accordance with the requirement.
If the requirement has been verified with a self-declaration verified by an accredited body, request the supplier's self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance that has been verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029.
Information about the criterion
This requirement does not cover products sold in pouches. Requirement for pouches is only available as spearhead requirement, requirement ID 11332.
The requirement cannot be used in combination with the advanced requirement for plastic packaging, requirement ID: 11287.
There are currently no accredited verification bodies according to ISO / IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies), as it is a relatively new standard. However, this may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. This possibility is therefore included in the list of possible verifications. More information about the standard is available at www.swedac.se.
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 ID
- Version date
2021-10-29, Krav ID 11284:1: The extent of the primary packaging has been changed tand does not include trigger/spray nozzle. An exemption has been added for thermoplastics in closures.