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The packaging symbol for metal packaging

The packaging must be marked as metal packaging if more than 50% is made of tin / steel or aluminum. These are the minimum criteria for the packaging to be marked for sorting at source. All packaging should be optimized for recycling using as much mono material as possible. Blister packs that are composed of both plastic and metal are not suitable for recycling and are therefore marked as residual waste.


The recommended minimum size of the pictogram on the packaging is 10 mm. On particularly small packaging, the height of the pictogram may exceptionally be reduced (minimum 6 mm).


Use of the Green Dot symbol together with text and pictogram

We recommend that the pictogram be combined with the Green Dot symbol as illustrated. The text should be to the right of the pictogram. Text should never be placed within the square.

Use of color

The pictogram is preferably printed in the correct gray color.

  • Pantone (print) 444 C
  • CMYK (print) 25/0/0/65
  • RGB (web) 90/110/120
  • RAL (foil / sign) 7031 - Blue Gray

It can also be printed in black or white, depending on what provides the best contrast.

Packaging consisting of both glass and metal

In Norway, this packaging is essentially in the same sorting scheme, and if there is limited space on the packaging, we recommend it to be marked with the pictogram it mainly consists of, but with text: Sorted as glass and metal.

Packaging consisting of both metal and other material intended to be separated before sorting

The packaging must be marked with several pictograms if it consists of several packaging materials intended to be sorted separately. Smaller plastic parts of the packaging, such as corks etc. with dimensions below 5X5X5 cm, do not need to be marked for separate sorting as plastic.

Recommended minimum size:

Recommended explanatory text:

Use the correct color if possible, alternatively in black or white:

Packaging consisting of both metal and glass: 

Packaging consisting of metal and other material, which should be separated:

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