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Art. 5. (1) The persons according to Art. 11, paragraph 1 and 2 of WMA shall mark each packaging, placed by them on the market with:

1. Identification number and/or abbreviation according to appendix No 2;

2. Marking for recycling of the packaging and the kind of the material, from which it is made, according to appendix No 3;

3. Marking for separate collection of the packaging waste. (2) The marking of paragraph 1 must be clear and legible, sufficiently strong and durable, including after opening of the packaging. (3) The marking of paragraph 1 shall be put on the packaging or on its label. (4) The use of other signs for identification of the respective packaging materials apart these pointed out in appendices No 2 and 3 shall be prohibited. Appendix № 2 according to Art. 5, paragraph. 1, p. 1 Name and code, identifying the material, from which the packaging is produced

Packaging material

Abbreviation

Identification code

Polyethylene teraftalat

PET

1

Polyethylene high density

HDPE

2

Polyvinyl chloride

PVC

3

Polyethylene low density

LDPE

4

Polypropylene

PP

5

Polystyrene

PS

6

 

2. Identification code and abbreviation(1)of paper and cardboard:

Packaging material

Abbreviation

Identification code

Wave formed cardboard

PAP

20

Other cardboard

PAP

21

Paper

PAP

22

 

3. Identification code and abbreviation(1)of metals:

Packaging material

Abbreviation

Identification code

Steel

FE

40

Aluminum

ALU

41

 

4. Identification code and abbreviation(1)of wooden materials:

Packaging material

Abbreviation

Identification code

Wood

FOR

50

Cork

FOR

51

5. Identification code and abbreviation(1)of textile:

Packaging material

Abbreviation

Identification code

Cotton

ТЕХ

60

Jute

ТЕХ

61

 

6. Identification code and abbreviation(1)of glass:

Packaging material

Abbreviation

Identification code

Colour glass

GL

70

Green glass

GL

71

Brown glass

GL

72

 

7. Identifica7. Identification code and abbreviation(1)of composite materials:

Packaging material

Abbreviation (2)

Identification code

Paper and cardboard / metals

 

80

Paper and cardboard / plastics

 

81

Paper and cardboard / aluminum

 

82

Paper and cardboard / white tinplate

 

83

Paper and cardboard / plastics / aluminum

 

84

Paper and cardboard / plastics / aluminum /white tinplate

 

85

plastics / aluminum

 

90

plastics / white tinplate

 

91

plastics / metals

 

92

Glass / plastics

 

95

Glass / aluminium

 

96

Glass / white tinplate

 

97

Glass / metals

 

98

1) Only capital letters are used.

2) For the composite packaging is written the letter “C” and then inclined line (С/), after the inclined line are put the abbreviators for the relevant components, divided with the inclined lines (for example for packaging from paper, polyethylene and aluminum is used the abbreviator С/PAP/PE/ALU).

 

Appendix № 3 according to Art. 5, paragraph 1,point 2

Marking for recycling of the packaging and the kind of the material, from which it is produced

Note. The numbers, defined in Appendix № 2, are to be written between the three arrows, and the abbreviator of the packaging material from the same Appendix is to be written under the graphical sign.

Separate waste collection:

1) A marking- person in front of a dustbin (Tidyman)

2) Inscription: “For separate waste collection”

 

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