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The packaging symbol for plastic packaging

The packaging must be marked as plastic packaging if it mainly consists of plastic (*). The exceptions, where the packaging must be marked as residual waste are:

  • Combination foils where plastic is the main material in combination with paper
  • Combination foils where plastic is the main material in combination with metal, where the metal layer is either thicker than 5 µm or lies on the outside of the packaging
  • Biodegradable plastic
  • Larger nets such as firewood or Christmas tree nets

All packaging should be optimized for recycling using as much mono material as possible.



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 violet / purple color.

  • Pantone (print) 7656 C
  • CMYK (print) 50/95/0/0
  • RGB (web) 150/30/130
  • RAL (foil / sign) 4008 - Signal Violet

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


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

The packaging must be marked with all the relevant pictograms if it consists of several packaging materials intended to be sorted separately.

(*) Grønt Punkt Norge aims to establish limit values ​​where packaging that cannot be separated and consists of less than 80% plastic should be marked as residual waste. Contact us if you want to label packaging outside this limit value.


Recommended minimum size:

Recommended explanatory text:

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

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

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