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2.10.2015

Recycling fees for packaging 2016

Producer organisations of packaging have determined their recovery fees, specific for the various packaging materials, for the year 2016. You can see them in the table below. The registration and annual fees of RINKI Ltd will be decided at the end of October, and we will send a separate bulletin detailing them at a later date. 

 Due to extended producer responsibility, the recycling fees applied for consumer packaging will be increased. As of 1 January 2016, producers will be responsible for the entire process of collection and recycling of consumer packaging. The Rinki eco take-back point network will launch its operations at that time. Consumers will be able to deliver household packaging waste to these points free of charge. The Rinki eco take-back point network will have a minimum of 1,850 take-back points for carton, glass and metal packaging, and 500 points will accept plastic packaging. 

 Producers are now entirely responsible for operations at the terminals for reception and intermediate storage of packaging waste as referred to in the Council of State Packaging and Packaging Waste Decree. The producers' terminals were opened in May 2015, and there are at least 30 of them for the various packaging materials. The Waste Act also stipulates that producer organisations, in order to secure the operations, must have sufficient financial resources to be able to bear the obligations for at least six months.

Producer organisations’ recycling fees in 2016

The 2016 invoices for firms are based on the quantities of packaging in 2015 and the 2016 recovery fees listed below. 

 

MATERIAL

2015

2016

€/1000 kg
+ VAT 24%

€/1000 kg
+ VAT 24%

Corrugated cardboard packaging for consumers 

6,0

7,0

Corrugated cardboard packaging for firms 

6,0

7,0

Industrial wrapping and sacks 

19,0

17,5

Industrial cores 

19,0

17,5

Carton and paper packaging 

38,0

44,0

Carton liquid packaging 

61,0

74,0

Plastic packaging for consumers 

80,0

95,0

Plastic packaging for firms 

31,0

40,0

Aluminium packaging for consumers

90,0

120,0

Aluminium packaging for firms

90,0

10,0

Tinplate packaging for consumers 

90,0

120,0

Tinplate packaging for firms 

90,0

10,0

Steel packaging 

18,0

10,0

Non-deposit glass packaging 

105,0

135,0

Wooden packaging 

0,65

0,65


Packaging for consumers comprises product packaging designed to end up with consumers or households, such as retail sales packaging. Packaging for firms mean product packaging intended for use only in trade in industry or between enterprises as unit and transport packaging, and in transportation between industry and the retail trade. Packaging used for showcasing products in stores also comprises corporate packaging. 

Should you need more information about recycling fees please contact:

Mepak-Kierrätys Oy (metal pacakging)
Tapani Sievänen, sievanen.tapani@mepak.fi, tel.+358 40 544 6899

Puupakkausten Kierrätys PPK Oy (wooden packaging)
Jukka Ala-Viikari, jukka.ala-viikari@puupakkauskierratys.fi, tel. +358 400 802 896

Suomen Kuitukierrätys Oy (fibre packaging)
Juha-Pekka Salmi, juha-pekka.salmi@kuitukierratys.fi, tel. +358 50 329 6211
Eija Jokela, eija.jokela@aaltopahvi.fi, tel. +358 40 723 7992 

Suomen Keräyslasiyhdistys ry (glass packaging)
Maija Peltola, maija.peltola@kerayslasiyhdistys.fi, tel. +358 40 543 7007 

Suomen Uusiomuovi Oy (plastic packaging)
Vesa Soini, vesa.soini@uusiomuovi.fi, tel. +358 50 3820 644        
Peter Rasmussen, peter.rasmussen@uusiomuovi.fi, tel. +358 50 434 5827