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Packaging recycling developer in Finland

Sumi Oy is an authorized extended producer responsibility organization in Finland.
Almost 4.000 companies have made a contract with us.
We are a non-profit organization founded in 1992 with 33 owner companies.

Recycling of household packaging

Households have had the possibility to recycle their plastic packaging since 2016.

Here are sorting guidelines for household packaging:

  • All kind of plastic packaging used in households
  • No trade or industry packaging is allowed
  • No plastic products are allowed (for example toothbrushes)
  • Packaging is to be empty, rinsed and dried if required
  • Closures, pumps, caps and similar parts of the packaging shall be removed and put separately in the collection.
  • Different kinds of plastic packages are not to be stacked. The automatic sorter is able to scan the outer packaging only.
  • Packaging containing dangerous substances belongs to the collection system arranged by municipals. For example empty oil cans are not allowed in the collection of household packaging.

The bring stations can be found for example at large shopping centers or collecting of household packaging can be at your housing complexes. 

Plastic packaging sorting guide for households (printable)