Carton packaging

kartonkipakkausten lajittelu

Should carton packaging be flattened before it is put into a press machine?

Yes, it should. It is important to always flatten carton packaging, including when putting it into a press machine. Large cardboard boxes that have not been flattened are particularly likely to cause the machine to become jammed. Very large cardboard boxes (e.g. those used for furniture and large electronics) should also be cut into smaller pieces before being put in the machine.

Can I put paper into the carton packaging container?

Paper such as newsprint and magazine paper must not be placed into the carton container. Paper is collected separately in Finland. Many Rinki eco take-back points also have a container for paper.

Please note: some municipalities in the Pori region have building-specific guidelines for collecting paper and carton according to which you can put paper and carton into the same collection container. However, carton packaging and paper must be put into separate containers at Rinki eco take-back points.

Why do I have to flatten carton packaging and put them into one packaging? It’s too much trouble.

Carton packaging, such as cardboard boxes, is light but takes up a lot of room in a container. In order to avoid transporting fresh air, it is a good idea to flatten the packaging. The smaller the packaging that is placed in the container, the more waste the container can hold. This means that more packaging can be transported in one go, and this reduces the number of transport journeys.
So in the long run, it is worth flattening the packaging as this small effort saves emissions from transport.

How carefully do I need to clean carton packaging?

Remove any food so that no food remains on the packaging. Drain milk or other liquid from the carton. Rinse the packaging quickly with cold water. Please allow the packaging to dry out a little before placing it into the take-back container.