Labelling for Packaging Applicable in Italy as of 1 January 2023

January 2023
Region: Europe

In the European Green Deal and in the new Circular Economy Action Plan,1 the European Commission committed itself to develop requirements that will ensure that all packaging in the EU market is reusable or recyclable in an economically viable manner by 2030. The packaging legislation is intended to facilitate the collection, reuse, recovery and recycling of packaging, and, generally, to provide consumers with proper information on the final destination of packaging.

In light of the above, the packaging legislation has recently been amended. These amendments will be effective as of 1 January 2023.

Pursuant to the Italian applicable environmental labelling and packaging laws (“Labelling for Packaging Laws”2) packaging manufacturers are responsible for complying with certain new requirements.

This guide aims to support companies with operational and management guidelines to address these regulatory obligations and provide operational tips for companies and end users. Please note that all packaging3 should be labelled in the form and manner that the relevant company considers most appropriate for achieving the stated goals, complying with legal requirements.