This is new: from 03 July 2021, according to the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2151, single-use plastic products, which include some cosmetics and cleaning products, must be labelled with a new pictogram.
These plastic products include wet wipes for personal and household care, which are very popular with consumers.
The labelling with the new pictogram draws the consumers’ attention to the fact that the products mentioned contain plastic. In addition, the pictogram points out the consequences of improper disposal of these single-use plastic products, as they contribute significantly to the pollution of the environment and the littering of the oceans with plastic.
On 5 June 2019 the European Union already adopted Directive (EU) 2019/904 on reducing the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. It was implemented into national law on 10 February 2021 through the Single-Use Plastic Labelling Ordinance.
Therefore, producers of wet wipes intended for personal and household care are now called to action. Our WESSLING experts for cosmetic products will be happy to assist you. We will support you in the implementation of the labelling of the new pictogram on your products with our professional know-how and advise you on compliance with the legal requirements regarding position, size and graphic representation.