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
- Cosmetic products
Primary packaging, closures and labels shall fulfil 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.
- Black primary packaging1 shall not be coloured with Carbon black.
Thermoplastics and rubber parts in closures.
Liners are exempted if they are easily separated from the packaging or closure.
Plastic parts in spray or pump nozzles or dosing systems.
1Primary packaging includes bottle, container or similar.
2Closure includes caps/lids and mounted dosage equipment/pumps.
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- 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.
Check the packaging specification to ensure that it is in accordance with the requirement. If black packaging or closures are included, check in the specification that they are not coloured with carbon black.
Self-declaration verified by an accredited verification body
If a verified self-declaration is used to prove that the requirement is fulfilled, request the supplier’s self-declaration, including documentation showing that the requirement is met. The self-declaration shall be verified by a verification body accredited for the task in accordance with ISO / IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
Information about the criterion
This requirement is an award criterion, i.e., it provides added value (points or price deductions) according to the evaluation model used, to the tender with bags / pouches in recyclable materials.
Please note that pouches in laminate often consist of layers in several different plastics. There are a few pouches that are made of laminate from one plastic, which thus meet the requirement, and some bags that are made of the combination PE / PP. Before this requirement is set on bags, a market analysis should be made.
There are currently a limited number of accredited verification bodies for ISO/IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies) as it is a relatively new standard. This may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. More information about the standard and accredited verification bodies can be found on Swedac's website.
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
2022-07-07, Requirement ID 11293: 2: Update of requirement text and addition of exceptions to the requirement. Version 11293:1 (2021-10-29): 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.