A Guide to Product Packaging Regulations

  • Price: £3.60
  • Published: November 2016
  • Type: Business Information Factsheet
  • Format: PDF

Any business that supplies or sells packaged products must ensure that the packaging complies with product packaging regulations. These cover issues such as packaging materials, the amount of packaging that may be used and information which must be provided on packaging. The regulations also set standards concerning how packaging can be safely reused, recycled or disposed of.

Appropriate packaging helps ensure that products arrive at their destination without damage and enables manufacturers to provide essential information for end users. However, excessive packaging can breach regulations and damage the reputation of a business.

This factsheet provides a summary of the main packaging regulations and explains the requirements that must be met in order for packaging to comply with the law.

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