Packaging in direct contact wirh food shall be recycable

  • Food and beverage products
  • Packaging


Requirements and Criteria Type: 
  • Contract Terms

Main Objective: 

The primary purpose of this requirement is to increase the percentage of packaging materials that are sent for material recycling by requiring that the presentation and design of the packaging is suitable for material recycling.   

Requirement Specification: 

The packaging that is used to protect the products in this agreement shall be recyclable and meet the requirements of Section 7-4 of the Norwegian Waste Regulations, "Basic requirements for the composition of packaging etc.”.

Suppliers shall ensure that the user has the necessary and correct information for source separation of the packaging for the products supplied under this agreement. Either by clearly and correctly labelling the packaging with how it is to be separated at source and/or by preparing readily available information about how the packaging shall be separated at source and giving it to key persons at the various delivery points.

Suppliers shall verify that the contractual condition is met for the duration of the contract, for example by spot checks. Such spot checks will be part of the general follow-up of the contract.

Documentation of the Requirement Specification: 

If it is not possible to use recyclable packaging for some products, it shall be stated why this is not possible. It is assumed then that the packaging is suitable for energy recovery.

Information about the Requirement Specification: 

As mentioned in the introduction to the packaging section, not all packaging is recyclable. This is because laminates are required to ensure the quality and durability of the products. However, the energy from the packaging is recoverable.

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Published: 11. Mar 2019, Last modified: 31. May 2019