You can bring empty, clean and dry plastic household packaging that was originally used as packaging for a product. Packaging is widely used for packing food, textiles, electrical devices and chemical products but other items also fall into this category. Shopping bags and plastic wrapping (like for a bread roll) are also considered packaging.
Please note that new plastic food containers, bin liners, cling film and other similar products bought in a shop are not plastic packaging, nor are plastic removal or storage boxes. These are plastic products and dealt with by municipalities.
Finnish legislation also specifies the packaging definition for certain products (Decree 518/2014, definitions in Finnish). Examples:
- CD cases are not packaging but the plastic wrapping on the case is.
- A plastic hanger is packaging if it was sold with a piece of clothing. Sold separately, a hanger is not packaging.
- The dosing ball for laundry detergent is packaging.