Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI Ltd is a non-profit service company owned by Finnish industry and retail trade and founded in 1997. We provide companies with effective and sustainable solutions concerning the execution of producer responsibility for packaging. For consumers, we offer the Rinki eco take-back point network for the collection of packaging and recycling of glass packaging waste.
Producer responsibility is a legal obligation for businesses. It applies to companies that package products in Finland or import packed products for the Finnish market and have a turnover of at least one million euros. The purpose of legislation is, among other things, to save natural resources and prevent harm to the environment.
Thousands of member companies
When a company signs a contract administered by Rinki, it transfers its producer responsibility for packaging to the producer organisations in the packaging sector. Nearly 4 500 companies have signed the contract. Thanks to the cost-efficient producer responsibility system funded by companies, only a very small portion of packaging is not reused in Finland.