General information

General information

Iceland's authorities have set the goal of systematically reducing waste formation and channelling waste into reuse and recovery. The Act on Recycling Fees was passed in an effort to achieve this end, charging the Icelandic Recycling Fund (Úrvinnslusjóður) with creating conducive economic conditions for reuse and recovery, lowering the volume of waste going into final disposal and ensuring the proper disposal of hazardous substances.

The authorities aim is within few years to sort and recycle in to new products 15-20% of packaging waste. Furthermore their aim is that 50-65% of packaging waste in total will be recycled or reused.