It's important that the graphic universe of sorting instructions be respected to facilitate their identification by consumers, whatever the brand or product. However, marketers have some leeway to adapt the message to their products, depending on the size, type and color of their packaging. Several versions (pictograms only, text only, text and pictograms) are available, as well as a "multi-country" signage option.
The sooner these new deposits can be implemented, the better. However, the regulations provide for an implementation deadline of September 2022, with a stock-out tolerance until March 2023 for products affected by household packaging regulations only. An additional deadline of June 15, 2023 has been granted for products involved in multiple channels and marking evolutions. From these dates onwards, all packaging available for sale to consumers will have to bear the new label, unless otherwise stipulated by law.