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Rarely is a topic discussed as controversially as the ecological value of packaging. Packaging is one of the most important goods when it comes to protecting products. And this impact weighs more than many want to admit.

Labeling of packaging

Here you will find all official recyclable material pictograms at a glance. The pictograms of all factions can be downloaded in different formats and shapes.

These are used to label products and packaging or collection or return points.

Guidelines for pictograms from Swiss Recycling

Download pictograms from Swiss Recycling

A collection of useful links on topics related to the sustainability of packaging


Since 1963, we have been active as a packaging-neutral umbrella organization for the Swiss packaging industry (annual turnover over CHF 6.5 billion; 400 companies; 25,000 employees). The SVI represents the entire “life cycle” of packaging and acts as a partner between authorities, the media, consumers and the packaging industry.

The SVI has been committed to a packaging life cycle for over 20 years.