Environmental Labelling in Italy

2021-11-12T12:33:34+01:00 November 12th, 2021|Regulations|

In Italy, from the 1st January 2022, environmental labelling will be mandatory for all packaging. The obligation is provided for by Legislative Decree no. 116 of the 3rd September 2020 which transposes Directive (EU) 2018/851. The Italian decree provides that all packaging must be "appropriately labeled according to the procedures established by the UNI technical standards and in accordance with the determinations adopted by the European Commission, in order to facilitate the collection, reuse, recovery and recycling of packaging, as well as to give correct information to consumers on the final destinations of packaging." The environmental labelling for single-component packaging intended for the Italian market, both for consumer and professional use, must contain the following information: The identification code of the packaging material according to Decision 129/97/CE Directions for proper waste collection, using the sentence "Raccolta [family of material which predominates by weight]" or indicate the family of material prevailing in weight, accompanied by the sentence "Raccolta differenziata", inviting the consumer to verify the provisions of the Municipality. Neutral packaging (non-printed packaging which does not include graphics or the affixing of any symbology and information, and which are sold as is to customers by manufacturers), such as transport packaging or packaging related to logistical or exhibition activities, may not present information relating to the final destination of the packaging. However, they must bear the code of the composition materials in accordance with the Decision 129/97/EC. All other information may be affixed to the label voluntarily. In accordance with the Italian legislative decree of 3rd September 2020, all packaging imported and released for consumption in Italy are [...]

Norway: legislation on vaping products

2021-08-30T10:35:23+02:00 August 30th, 2021|Regulations, World|

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Norway is a member of the EEA and there is currently an ongoing process to incorporate the Tobacco Product Directive (2014/40/EU-TPD) into the EEA agreement. To date, vaping products are subject to different regulations based on nicotine content. […]

TPD: cross-border sales

2021-07-26T09:09:47+02:00 July 26th, 2021|Authorities, Regulations|

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Cross-border sales of vaping products are regulated by Article 20 Paragraph 6 of the TPD and by specific national regulations. Not all Member States therefore have the same position on this matter. Let’s find out more. […]