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A nationwide recycling system for packaging

FTI's role is to provide all companies with access to the nationwide recycling system, which is designed to simply and efficiently meet producer obligations.

Read more about FTI:

Annual Review 2015PDF

Annual Review 2014PDF

Annual Review 2013PDF

As of April 1, 2016, price changes will apply for certain packaging

A complete price list with the new prices is presented here.

REPA merges with the Packaging and Newspaper Collection Service

On April 1, 2013, REPA merged with the Packaging and Newspaper Collection Service (Förpacknings- och Tidningsinsamlingen AB, FTI), and Reparegistret AB were discontinued. In conjunction with the merger on April 1, the subsidiary were discontinued and those producer companies that were affiliated with REPA became affiliates and customers of the FTI.

The aim is that affiliated companies are able to more easily benefit from the goodwill generated by helping to finance a collection system that is highly appreciated by their clients. Another benefit are that FTI are more readily seen by the public at large as being supported by a considerable portion of the Swedish business community.

FTI — a simple way to resolve your company's responsibilities as a producer

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.

The company shall:

  • ensure that a collection system exists, through which customers and other end consumers can return used packaging
  • ensure that customers receive the information they need about the collection of used packaging
  • ensure that collected packaging is recovered, recycled and put to good use as either new raw material or energy.

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.

Cost-price service

The recycling system is not profit-motivated. All companies affiliated with the system pay packaging fees in relation to the amount of packaging material their operations generate.

Objectives and results

Today nearly 10 000 companies are affiliated with FTI. They account for most of all packaging in the Swedish market. Collection levels have increased and in most cases exceed Government objectives.

Green Dot

Companies that are affiliated with FTI are entitled to use the Green Dot symbol on their packaging. This symbol is used in a large number of European countries as proof that a company meets its obligations as a producer.

New conditions for use of the Green Dot symbol is currently under revision. Also, the symbol will change slightly. Soon we will add new conditions and other information that may be important to your company, if you want to use the Green Dot on your packaging. We will soon also publish print files that you can download on your customer pages at this website. This will give you access to the logos and guidelines of how the symol may be used. You log in to your customer pages with your customer number.

Green Dot in Europe

Membership form

FTI's InstructionsPDF - valid from June 17, 2015

The Swedish business community comments on the Waste Management Commission´s final report - September 2012

Sorting Guide A-Z regarding packaging and newspapers (pdf)