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.

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Primary packaging, closures and labels shall fulfill the following:

  • The primary packaging1 and closure2 shall be made from one of the following plastics:

Polyethylene (PE)
Polypropylene (PP)
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.