The Technical Regulation TR CU 005/2011 will be changed

On March 31, 2021, the draft amendments in TR CU 005/2011 "On safety of packaging" No. 4 were published on the website of the Eurasian Economic Commission. The public discussion of the project will take place from April 20 to June 23, 2021. According to the assumptions, the new, amended version of the document will enter into force one year after the official publication of the decision to adopt the changes.

Recall of environmentally harmful polymer packaging

Amendments to the discussed technical regulations provide for harmonization with the requirements of European directives, the main goal of which is to limit the use of disposable polymer products. The scope of TR CU 005/2011 with regard to shipping or multiple packs and the crate base is defined in the project. The changes are also to apply to the adjustment of safety indicators for metal, polymer, textile and mixed packaging, as well as polymer, cork and hybrid fastenings.

Recycled packaging - new terminology

The problem of environmental pollution with harmful packaging is still relevant and has a negative impact on the natural environment, therefore the project of changes is aimed at developing the market of secondary raw materials and introducing requirements for packaging regarding their processing and reuse.

Therefore, new terminology was introduced: "biodegradable packaging", "multilayer plastic materials", "oxo-degradable packaging", "printed packaging materials" and "disposal of packaging". In the project, a lot of attention was paid to updating the requirements for labeling packaging.

Multilayer packaging

Detailed supplements to the existing regulations are introduced in the section on the labeling of multi-layer polymeric materials and mixed packaging. For example, a mixed packaging consisting of two elements - a cardboard box and a plastic / aluminum combined bag inside it - must be marked as follows: Möbius strip and "PAP" marking, then a second band separated by a comma with the letter "C" slashes designation of the main material in the composition by weight:

The labeling of biodegradability is also added to the symbols on the packaging label. This mark must always be overprinted with the mark "Biodegradable packaging", which must be applied in green on a white background: