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Packaging for liquid foods 103

The intention with the criteria is to stimulate the development of sustainable produced renewable materials and use of recycled materials in the packaging.

Packaging for liquid foods is not a traditional Nordic Swan Ecolabelled product, since here it is the actual packaging that is Nordic Swan Ecolabelled, and not the product inside the packaging.

Nordic Swan Ecolabelled packaging for liquid foods:

  • – Consists of minimum 90% sustainability sourced renewable materials or
       minimum 80% recycled material, in order to conserve the Earth's resources
       and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
  • – Fulfils the high requirements for chemicals, for the benefit of health aspects,
       as well as opportunities for recycling.
  • – Can easier be recycled, which promotes the circular economy.

Guidelines for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel on packaging for liquid food

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    Fees valid from 1st January 2019

     

    Type of fee Amount
    Application fee* EUR 3,000 + VAT per pulp
    Renewal fee* EUR 1,500 + VAT per pulp
    More than one inspection visit within the Nordic region** EUR 500 + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits in Europe** EUR 1,500 + VAT per visit
    Inspection visits outside Europe** EUR 2,500 + VAT per visit
    Extension of existing licence*** Extension of existing or changes in licence

    < 4 hours: EUR 375 + VAT
    < 8 hours: EUR 750 + VAT
    ≥ 8 hours: EUR 1,500 + VAT
    Annual licence fee for Nordic region**** 0.3% of turnover + VAT per year from EUR 0-50 million. 

    0.05% of turnover + VAT per year > EUR 50 million
    Minimum fee for Nordic region EUR 2,000 + VAT per year
    Maximum fee for Nordic region No maximum fee

    Fees for sale outside the Nordic region          
    (Only if revenue > EUR 300,000 per year)

    EUR 2,000 + VAT per year

    * When both the applicant and the manufacturer are micro-enterprises, the fee is reduced by 50%. A micro-enterprise is in this context defined as an enterprise with less than 10 employees and an annual turnover (of both ecolabelled and not ecolabelled products) below EUR 2 million.

    ** Where audits requires more than one day away from the office including travelling, Nordic Ecolabelling can invoice an additional fee of 1,000€ per extra day. Other extraordinary costs induced by the audit can also be invoiced the applicant.

    *** As for an extension of or amendments to a licence, time consumed in connection with the review process will be invoiced according to the extent of the required task. We make a distinction between entirely administrative tasks that last less than 1 hour, and all other tasks that last between 1 and 4 hours, between 4 and 8 hours and more than 8 hours.

    **** Please note that when a "brand-owner" is a licensee, the turnover is counted on their purchasing volume and not on sales, since "brand-owners" selling composite products to retail stores make it impossible to determine the sales price for individual packaging parts.

    The recipient is liable for the VAT according to article 56 of the Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
    All information given on this site is subject to a disclaimer for errors and omissions

     

  • Information on the latest version of the criteria for packaging for food liquids

    1.0 Adoption of criteria

    Nordic Ecolabelling decided on adopting criteria for packaging for food liquids on the 7 November 2018. Version 1.0 is valid until 30 June 2022.

  • We are so happy you decided to send in an application for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel!


    The application process starts by you downloading the application form and filling it in. You then send it to Ecolabelling Sweden.

    We will register your application and send you a confirmation. You will also be assigned an advisor who will help you through the application process.

    During this process, you will send in documentation that proves that your product meet each of Nordic Ecolabelling’s requirements for your specific product group.

    The application consists of these parts:

    • Completed application form
    • Documentation Overview
    • Documentation showing fulfilment of all requirements according to the criteria document


    Once your product has been approved – not before, you have the right to use the Nordic Swan Ecolabel in all your marketing as long as your licence is valid.

    We wish you luck with your application and, most importantly, your work towards a more sustainable world!

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