According to the law "Ordinance of Producers' responsibilities for packaging" all companies that produce, import or sell packaged goods are subject to a number of obligations.

To make it easier for all companies affected by this law, Sweden's business and industrial sector has joined forces to create a common system for the collection and recycling of packaging. A service organization, FTI, has been established.


The following ordinances regulate producer responsibility for packaging and newspapers. The links will take you to the Swedish Parliament’s digital SFS archive.

  • Ordinance on Producer Responsibility for Packaging (SFS 2014:1073) (in Swedish only)
  • Ordinance on Producer Responsibility for Waste Paper (SFS 2014:1074) (in Swedish only)

Consumers have a responsibility

Under these same regulations, both households and businesses are required to sort their waste and drop-off used products and packaging. Households can dispose of their waste at drop-off sites/waste disposal rooms and recycling stations. Businesses contract recycling companies, or dispose of their waste at designated drop-off points.