Pursuant to the Packaging Act, packaging means products made of any materials to be used for the housing, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods during the life cycle of such goods: from raw materials to processed goods and from the producer to the consumer. Non-returnable packaging to be used for the same purposes will also be considered to constitute packaging.
A product which is designed and designated to be filled at the place of sale and a product intended for single use which is being sold or which has been filled or which is designated to be filled at the place of sale is considered to be packaging, if this product serves the function of packaging.
Packaging components and additional elements permanently attached to the packaging are considered to be parts of the packaging to which they are attached.
An additional element which hangs directly on a product or is attached to a product and serves the function of packaging is also considered to be packaging, unless such element is an integral part of the product and is intended to be consumed or disposed of together with the product