Why you need A Digital Environmental Label

In the light of the new Law Decree September 3rd, 2020, n. 116 (Article 3, Claude 3, Letter C) «all packaging must be adequately labeled, following the established modalities, to facilitate the collection, reuse, recovery and recycle of packaging, as well as to give consumers correct information concerning the final destination of packaging. In addition, it is also compulsory to identify the material/s the packaging is made of, according to the Directive 97/129/CE»

WHAT CHANGES FOR ALL PACKAGING PRODUCERS?

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Additional space needed on the label, which is often quite packed

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Correct information/symbols must be retrieved and added

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Disposal information must be always up to date and geolocated

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THE NEW DECREE WILL ENTER INTO FORCE ON JANUARY 1st, 2023

In case of non-compliance, the producer risks sanctions up to 40k

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THE SOLUTION IS THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENTAL LABEL:


CONAI, an Italian national non-profit consortium for packaging, reminds producers that, especially for small packaging, they can resort to websites and apps…that is why Giunko has got ready its Digital Environmental Label, in compliance with the law, offering two different solutions:


Scanning the product’s barcode through Junker app
or
Reading our dynamic QR-code printed on the pack

THE BENEFITS OF EAD

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  • Immediately compliant with the new law
  • Live update of the information
  • Validation for every product
  • Sustainability information about the product (optional)
  • Very cheap
  • Information are geolocated
  • 10 Languages, ready for Europe
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WHY GIUNKO?

Back in 2015, Giunko launched on the Italian market a unique app that gives all Italian users the geolocated recycling information for every product available on the market, for free: Junker app.

Today the Junker app is the market leader in recycling information in Italy, thanks to its databases of waste disposal rules and consumers' products packaging materials, and its cloud collaborative platform which empowers citizens to make a perfect waste separate collection.

Giunko cooperates daily with Municipalities, waste collection companies and national Consortiums such as CONAI, COREPLA, COMIECO, CIAL, RICREA, ECOLAMP and BIOREPAK, thus certifying the information given to the users.


Our numbers
Junker

2,3

MILLION USERS

1,7

MILLION CLASSIFIED PRODUCTS

54

MILLION SEARCHES ON THE APP

FAQ

How to manage warehouse stocks?

On May 21, 2021, the conversion law no. 69, of the decree law 22 March 2021 n. 41, so-called DL Sostegni. Among the changes made in the process of converting the decree, there is also the suspension of the obligation of environmental labeling of packaging until 31 December 2021. Then only the disposal of stocks is allowed, provided that it is demonstrated that they have been printed / purchased by this date (must be proven with official documentation: delivery notes, invoices etc.)

Which wording should be associated with the barcode?

The minimum and sufficient wording to be printed next to the barcode is: "Read the barcode with the Junker app to get the disposal info of this packaging". Minimum font size 6.

Does the law allow the use of digital technology?

The Ministry of the Environment has fully recognized the use of digital technology in the  Microsoft PowerPoint - Maglia_Martini.pptx

Circolare del Ministero della Transizione Ecologica n. 52445 del 17 maggio 2021 available by clicking here.

https://www.mite.gov.it/sites/default/files/archivio/allegati/rifiuti/2021_17mag_nota_etichetta_imballaggi.pdf


Is the digital label complete?

Not only is the digital environmental label by Junker exhaustive, but it goes far beyond the requirements set out in Legislative Decree 116/20 and the CONAI guidelines. In fact, it also provides accurate geo-localized disposal information for each Italian municipality, thanks to the GSM present in smartphones. An impossible feature for a paper label.

Does the digital label replace the material symbols?

In the case of products intended for the final consumer, EAD, the digital environmental label, fully and with more information replaces the symbols of the materials.