Denmark Updates Its Packaging Law

Denmark revises its packaging law and includes a new requirement relating to charges for certain carrier bags.
( | Press Release | 2020-06-30 15:39:54 )
Denmark introduces carrier bag charges as part of an update to the provisions of its packaging law.

The new law, published as Order No. 766 of May 30, 2020, includes a completely new Chapter 3 §12, which covers carrier bag charges. Most of the rest of the provisions in the new Order remain largely unchanged from the previous, and now repealed, Order No. 1455 of December 7, 2015.

These include:

• No more than 100 ppm for the sum of lead, cadmium, mercury, and chromium (VI) in packaging and packaging components. Leaded crystal glass packaging, as defined in Order No. 122 of March 6, 1973, is exempted

• No more than 250 ppm for the sum of lead, cadmium, mercury, and chromium (VI) in glass packaging. This is subject to these heavy metals not being intentionally added during the manufacturing process and conforming to certain quality requirements (Chapter 2, § 6 ‘Requirements for Glass Packaging’)

Order No. 766 of May 30, 2020 was published on June 3, 2020, and it has two effective dates for stakeholders to be aware of:

• July 1, 2020 – Order No. 766 of May 30, 2020 on Certain Packaging Requirements except certain carrier bag requirements in Chapter 3 §12
• January 1, 2021 – charging requirement for certain types of carrier bag, per Chapter 3 §12

SGS Packaging Services
SGS is committed to providing information about regulatory developments in relation to packaging. Their global network of laboratories provides physical/mechanical testing, analytical testing, and chemical testing services, in addition to consultancy work, to help manufacturers ensure their products conform to national and international standards. Learn more about SGS Packaging Services. []

SGS SafeGuardS keep you up to date with the latest news and developments in the consumer goods industry. Read the full Denmark Publishes New Order on Certain Packaging Requirements SafeGuardS. []

Subscribe here,, to receive SGS SafeGuardS direct to your inbox.

For further information contact:

HingWo Tsang
Global Information and Innovation Manager
Tel:(+852) 2774 7420
LinkedIn: sgs-consumer-goods-&-retail

About SGS
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Press Information

Published by

Ben Christie

Contact Ben Christie







Disclaimer: If you have any questions regarding information in this press release please contact the company added in the press release. Please do not contact PR4US. We will not be able to assist you. PR4US disclaims the content included in this release.
Preparing for PR: Five Hot Tips for Startups
PR Fundamentals for Startups - MaRS Best Practices
Public Relations 101
Public Relations Strategy in Our World Today!
Introduction to Public Relations
Trends in Communicating
How to Do Marketing/PR on a Budget - CoInvent Startup Summit 2014 New York
Monika Dixon Shares PR Tips