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Starting from next January 1st, the new regulations on environmental labelling of packaging will be applied. The reference standard consists of art. 219, paragraph 5, of Legislative Decree no. 152/2006 (the Consolidated Environmental Act - TUA), as amended by art. 3 of Legislative Decree no. 116 of 3 September 2020 - which in turn implemented Directive (EU) 2018/851 on waste and Directive (EU) 2018/852 on packaging and packaging waste - which prescribes that "All packaging must be appropriately labelled in accordance with the modalities established by the applicable UNI technical standards and in accordance with the determinations adopted by the Commission of the European Union, in order to facilitate the collection, reuse, recovery and recycling of packaging, as well as to give correct information to consumers on the final destinations of packaging. Producers are also obliged to indicate, for the purpose of identifying and classifying packaging, the nature of the packaging materials used, on the basis of Commission Decision 97/129/EC".