Companies are responsible for recycling and collecting consumer packaging

In Finland, packaging companies are responsible for packaging products in Finland or importing products packaged in Finland with a turnover of at least 1M €. Such companies have the so-called producer responsibility. According to it, packaging ending up with products on the Finnish market must be recycled and the materials used in the manufacture of new products, ie recycled according to the objectives defined in the law. Responsibility is based on EU and Finnish legislation.

Since the beginning of 2016, responsibility for responsible production has been the responsibility of collecting consumer packaging in Finland. In that case, the Rinki ecopoint network started its operation. At points, consumers can return carton, glass, metal and plastic packaging.