Covered Packaging

«Packaging» all products made up of materials of any nature, used to contain, protect, move, handle, deliver and present merchandise, either raw material or transformed products, from the producer to the consumer or user, including all disposable articles used for the same means. (Decree Law nº 366-A/97, from December 20th).

The definition of “packaging” referred earlier concerns urban packaging which is packaging used in the domestic, commercial or services´ sectors, as well as those that, due to its nature or composition, are similar to urban packaging as well as all other packaging used for industrial or other means, as long as they are one of the following types:

Type of Packaging Description  
Sales or primary packaging Includes any package created in order to constitute a sales unit for the final user or consumer, in the point of purchase.
Grouped or multipacks packaging Includes any package created in order to constitute, in the point of purchase, a group of a certain number of sales units, either if they are sold as such to the user or final consumer, or used only as a means of resupplying the point of sale; this type of package may be taken out of the product without affecting its characteristics.
Service packaging Packaging destined to be filled in a point of sale for accommodation and transport of products by the consumer.

The scope of the permit granted to Novo Verde, in terms of putting products in the market (adherent to the compliance scheme managed by Novo Verde) is made up by the universe of non-reusable packaging, primary and multi-packing – whose mission is to allow consumers to move several sales units of products, simultaneously – including service packaging produced, imported, sold and/ or put on national market, of the types of materials identified below, in order to accommodate goods and products destined to the consumer:

Packaging Materials  
Cradbord packaging for liquid food (ECAL)  
Paper and Cardbord  
Other Materials


Novo Verde permit also includes non-reusable soft drinks, beer and natural mineral water, spring water or other packed waters destined to immediate consumption at a given establishment, in Hotels, restaurants and similar premises (HORECA establishments) packaging wastes management, including collective restaurant spaces, companies´ cafeterias and establishments within commercial or sporting areas, whose daily production does not exceed 1100 liters per producer, through a specific management sub system.

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