News from Sweden: A new company is formed to meet future demands for extended producer responsibility

In June 2022 the Swedish government decided on a new regulation on producer responsibility for packaging. The regulation means, among other things, that the responsibility for the collection of household packaging passes to the municipalities from January 1st, 2024, and that all producers must be connected to a producer responsibility organisation that is approved by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency from November 1st, 2023.

FTI’s competence and experience since almost 25 years will be transferred to the newly formed company Näringslivets Producentansvar (NPA), which is also the company that will apply to become a future producer responsibility organisation (PRO).

It is the industry organisations Dagligvaruleverantörers Förbund (DLF), Svensk Dagligvaruhandel, Sveriges Bryggerier and Sprit & Vinleverantörsföreningen (SVL) that are now taking the step to form a joint company – Näringslivets Producentansvar. Svensk Handel intends to join the ownership constellation of the new company shortly. With these organisations as owners, a strong foundation and great opportunities for influence are created for affiliated producers. At the same time, services are offered for you as producers to meet all the requirements that follow from the extended producer responsibility.

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