Packaging for liquid foods

The product group covers primary packaging of carboard, plastic, aluminum and glass, which is used for liquid pre-packaged food and beverages such as milk, soups and yogurt.

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

Below you will find all the necessary documents and background information to apply for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.