Plastics recycling guarantor in Finland

Finnish Plastics Recycling Ltd is the authorized extended producer responsibility organization in Finland.
More than 2.500 companies have made a contract with us.
We are a non-profit organization founded in 1992 with 39 owner companies.

Plastics recycling guarantor in Finland

Household packaging recycling

Since 1.5.2016 households have had the possibility to recycle their plastic packaging. In 2022 and 2023 there will be even more possibilities for households to contribure to recycling of plastics packaging in Finland.

Sorting guidelines for household packaging

  • All kind of plastic packaging used in households
  • No trade & industry packaging is allowed
  • No plastic products are allowed
  • Packaging shall be empty, rinsed and dried if required
  • Closures,pumps, caps and similar parts of the packaging shall be removed and put separately in the collection.
  • Packaging of different plastics shall not be put tightly within each other. The automatic sorter is reading the outer packaging only.
  • Packaging containing dangerous substances belongs to the collection system arranged by municipals. For ex. cans earlier containing oil cannot be allowed in the collection of household packaging.

The bring stations can be found for example at large shopping centers. During fall 2017 many of your partners are starting to collect household packaging at larger housing complexes. 

Plastic packaging sorting guide for households (printable)

Quickguide for consumer packaging recycling
278KB, päivitetty 6.7.2017
Enkkukuva Tyttao Peukkukuva