Suomen Uusiomuovi Oy or The Finnish Plastics Recycling Ltd. was founded to promote recycling of used plastic packaging in Finland.
The new waste and packaging legislation from 2011 and 2014 increased the producer responsibility in Finland. Our main targets and obligations are:
Companies with a turnover more than 1 million euros, are subject to an extended responsibility, which for example include registration to a producer organization or the competent Authority.
The producer responsibility legislation defines as producers companies that pack their products or import packed products. Companies that use so called service packaging, like wrappings for sandwiches or boxes for salads, packaging that is used at the point of sales, are also producers. More about producer responsibility at www.environment.fi/producerresponsibility
Fortum Waste Solutions Oy: Sorting and recycling of household waste
Suomen Pakkauskierrätys Oy: Registration services for producers and operations of the bring station network shared with other packaging materials
More than 60 local operators Terminal and transport services
Finnish Plastics Recycling Ltd. is member of EPRO (www.epro-plasticsrecycling.org/), an organization that actively promotes best practices for recycling and recovery of plastic packaging.
Mr Vesa SOINI
+358 50 3820 644
Mr Peter RASMUSSEN
+358 50 434 5827
Ms Katja Laitinen
+358 50 407 3959
P.O.Box 4, FI-00131 Helsinki
The terminal service is free of cost if quality specifications are meet. Various terminals may have different access to recycling options. Therefore received packaging waste may also be energy recovered.
Sorting guidelines for trade & industry packaging