Annual operating costs for the collection and recycling system amount to some SEK 1 billion.

The value of the collected materials cover some, but not all, of these costs, which is why the producers are required to pay a fee for their packaging materials. The fee is weight-based, and varies for each type of material as well as for household or commercial packaging, depending on the economic impact of the material on the system.

No fees are directly charged for newspapers, however. The major companies behind the materials company, Pressretur, pay all costs.

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