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GB/T 18455-2022 (GB/T18455-2022, GBT 18455-2022, GBT18455-2022)
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Standard ID GB/T 18455-2022 (GB/T18455-2022)
Description (Translated English) Packaging recycling marking
Sector / Industry National Standard (Recommended)
Classification of Chinese Standard A80
Classification of International Standard 55.020
Date of Issue 2022-07-11
Date of Implementation 2023-02-01
Older Standard (superseded by this standard) GB/T 18455-2010

Standards related to: GB/T 18455-2022

GB/T 18455-2022
ICS 55.020
CCS A 80
Replacing GB/T 18455-2010
Packaging recycling marking
ISSUED ON: JULY 11, 2022
Issued by: State Administration for Market Regulation;
Standardization Administration of the People's Republic of China.
Table of Contents
Foreword ... 3 
1 Scope ... 6 
2 Normative references ... 6 
3 Terms and definitions... 6 
4 Packaging recycling marking ... 7 
5 Labeling requirements ... 11 
Annex A (informative) Examples of packaging recycling marking size ... 13 
Bibliography... 18 
This document was drafted in accordance with the rules given in GB/T 1.1-2020
"Directives for standardization - Part 1: Rules for the structure and drafting of
standardizing documents".
This document replaces GB/T 18455-2010 "Package recycling marking". Compared
with GB/T 18455-2010, in addition to the structural and editorial changes, the main
technical changes are as follows:
a) Change the application scope of the standard. Add "glass and consolidated
packaging" in "Scope" (see Chapter 1 of this Edition, Chapter 1 of Edition 2010);
b) Change the definition for "supplier". Delete "packaging components" and
"consolidated packaging materials". Add three terms: "packaging material",
"packaging component" and "consolidated packaging" (see Chapter 3 of this
Edition, Chapter 3 of Edition 2010);
c) Add the description of recycling marking for plastic products other than
commonly used plastics and definition of single-material plastic packaging
products (see 4.3.2, 4.3.3 of this Edition);
d) Delete "recycling marking for biodegradable plastic packaging" (see 4.2.2 of
Edition 2010);
e) Change the recycling marking for "iron packaging". Add the recycling marking
for "steel packaging" (see 4.4 of this Edition, 4.1 of Edition 2010);
f) Add the recycling marking for "glass packaging" (see 4.5 of this Edition);
g) Change the method for determining primary materials in consolidated packaging.
Add the recycling marking for "consolidated packaging" (see 4.6 of this Edition,
4.3 of Edition 2010);
h) Add "specifications and dimensions" of recycling marking (see 5.2 of this Edition);
i) Add "color" of recycling marking (see 5.3 of this Edition);
j) Change "quantity" of recycling marking (see 5.4 of this Edition, 5.2, 5.3 of Edition
k) Add "position" of recycling marking (see 5.5 of this Edition);
l) Change the "production" requirements for recycling marking (see 5.6 of this
Edition, 5.5 of Edition 2010).
Packaging recycling marking
1 Scope
This document specifies the types, basic graphics and labelling requirements for
packaging recycling marking.
This document applies to the design, production, trade and recycling of recyclable
packaging containers, packaging products or packaging components such as paper,
plastic, metal, glass and consolidated materials.
2 Normative references
The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this
document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references,
the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.
GB/T 16288, Marking of plastics products
GB/T 16716.1, Packaging and the environment - Part 1: General rules
GB/T 16716.2, Packaging and the environment - Part 2: Optimization of the
packaging system
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1 supplier
An operator responsible for packaging or packaged products placed on the market or
delivered for use.
NOTE: It refers to the owner of the product and its packaging before it is sold, or the manufacturer
or seller indicated on the label, or more specifically, the operator who voluntarily implements this
document. When the packaging used by the supplier is provided by other manufacturers, the supplier
can trace the relevant technical information.
[Source: GB/T 16716.1-2018, 3.1, modified]
3.2 packaging material
A general term for materials (such as: wood, metal, plastic, glass and paper) used to
4.6 Consolidated packaging
Consolidated packaging is marked with a recycling marking for the primary material of
all constituent materials. The main material refers to one or two materials with the
largest proportion of mass in the consolidated material. Its recycling marking consists
of basic graphics, letters and words. The "C" in the graphic stands for "consolidated
packaging", located in the center of the graphic. The name of the main material
component shall be marked at the bottom of the figure. An example of its recycling
marking is shown in Figure 3.
5 Labeling requirements
5.1 Conditions that allow labeling
Suppliers shall pre-assess whether the packaging containers or packaging components
put on the market can be recycled according to GB/T 16716.1 and GB/T 16716.2. When
it is determined that recycling is feasible, the packaging recycling marking shall be
5.2 Specifications and dimensions
The specifications of the packaging recycling marking shall be determined according
to the product size. If it needs to be enlarged or reduced, it shall be enlarged or reduced
equally according to the ratio given by the recycling marking. See Annex A for an
example of the dimensions of the packaging recycling marking.
5.3 Color
Packaging recycling marking graphics shall be clear and eye-catching, not easy to fade
and fall off. The printed recycling marking shall have sufficient contrast with the base
color of the substrate.
5.4 Quantity
5.4.1 A recycling marking shall be marked on a package.