Legal basis

Legal basis

Producers' responsibility on packaging recycling/recovery is mandatory under the Ordinance on Producers' Responsibility for Packaging (SFS 2014:1073).

Producers´resposibility for newspaper recycling is mandatory under the Ordinance on Producers' Responsibility for Newspaper (SFS 2014:1074).

Under the ordinance all producers, defined as any company manufacturing, importing or selling packaging or packaged goods, are obliged to see to it that there is an appropriate collection and recovery system for their packaging. This is normally dealt with, by joining FTI and SGÅ (Svensk GlasÅtervinning).

Targets for recycling (by material) and total recovery


Recycling quota

Material

Recycling 2013

 


Recovery target


Paper/carton

/corrugated board

77,2 %

 

65 %

Metals 1)

73,1 %

 

70 %

Plastics 1)

36,7 %

 

30 %

Glass 1)

89,0 %

 

70 %

1) excluding packaging in deposit schemes, where recycling (reuse) rate
     is close to 90 %

 
 
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