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Packaging recycling developer in Finland

Sumi Oy is an authorized extended producer responsibility organization in Finland.
More than 3.000 companies have made a contract with us.
We are a non-profit organization founded in 1992 with 33 owner companies.

Household packaging recycling

Since 1.1.2016 households have had the possibility to recycle their plastic packaging.

Sorting guidelines for household packaging

  • All kind of plastic packaging used in households
  • No trade & industry packaging is allowed
  • No plastic products are allowed
  • Packaging shall 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.
  • Packaging of different plastics shall not be put tightly within each other. The automatic sorter is reading the outer packaging only.
  • Packaging containing dangerous substances belongs to the collection system arranged by municipals. For ex. cans earlier containing oil cannot be 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)