New fee structure for plastic packaging 2019 for plastic packaging

As of April 1, 2019, the fee for plastic packaging will reflect the actual cost of recycling. Accordingly, the fee will provide a means for promoting better recyclability.

As a packaging producer and filler, you are now able to plan for this change.

The change will entail a transition to two different fee levels – one higher, one lower. The estimated difference between the two fee levels is 30 percent.

Level 1 (the higher fee)

This fee is for all plastic packaging made from materials other than those covered by the Level 2 fee.

Level 2 (the lower fee)

This fee is for all plastic packaging made in accordance with FTI’s guidelines in the Plastic Packaging Manual. Which means:

  • Packaging made from our recommended types of plastic: PE (Polyethylene, both LDPE and HDPE), PP (Polypropylene) – but not plastic film – and transparent PET bottles (with no deposit)
  • No black material
  • Does not contain more barrier material than the recommend level: i.e. less than 2% EVOH (Level 1 fee for other barrier material).
  • Not laminate
  • Maximum 60% printed area
  • No shrink sleeves made from other types of plastic than the packaging

FTI’s guidelines for choosing plastics

The table shows the best types of packaging plastics for recycling. Three “ticks” means that the packaging is made from a material that works throughout the entire recycling process.

Tabell anger FTI:s riktlinjer för val av plast i förpackningar.

*Materials from transparent PET bottles (such as canola or corn oil) have a market and can therefore be considered recyclable, unlike PET trays and colored PET bottles.

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