In September, FTI launched a new brochure to provide producers with basic information about the producer responsibility and FTI’s offering. It is free to download from FTI’s website.
Producer responsibility is regulated by the Ordinance on Producer Responsibility for Packaging (2014:1073), which implements the EU Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive.
The Swedish Ordinance stipulates that:
- The scheme should be appropriate, with accessible collection points that make it easy for anyone who wants to drop-off their
packaging waste, without incurring a fee.
- The collection should not result in hazard or harm to health or the environment. It should be conducted in a manner that
does not prevent material recovery and contribute to the achievement of recycling targets.
- The scheme should be nationwide with collection points in each municipality, and a geographic distribution across the
municipality that is reasonable in terms of the population density, location of businesses and other circumstances.
AS OF 2020, THE RECYCLING SYSTEMS WILL ALSO REQUIRE A PERMIT FROM THE SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY.
Download the brochure ”Packaging recycling for a more sustainable society” (PDF)