FTI is Förpackningsinsamlingen (the Packaging Collection Service). Our assignment is to collect packaging so it can be recycled.
Reporting packaging to FTI and the EPA
If your company is an obligated packaging producer, you have a statutory obligation to report the packaging you place on the Swedish market to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). FTI offers free assistance with reporting to its customers. You also need to report your packaging volumes to FTI.
Is your company an obligated packaging producer? Find the answer under Frequently asked questions on this page.
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Reporting to the EPA
If your company is an obligated packaging producer, your company must be registered with the EPA. You also need to report your packaging volumes to them. We can take care of reporting free of charge for our customers. The only requirement is that you sign a supplementary agreement regarding reporting to the EPA. The agreement does not involve any additional costs.
If you have already signed the reporting contract, it will be saved under ‘My Documents’ on the customer portal. You also need to login to the customer portal no later than February each year and confirm the volumes to be transferred to the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
Reporting to FTI
You must report your packaging volumes to FTI so that we can know how much we have collected and recycled on behalf of your company. All paper (including cardboard and corrugated cardboard), plastic and metal packaging must be reported to FTI (except for the items listed below). Cushioning materials inside shipping packaging as well as accessories, such as lids and bottle caps, are also packaging.
How to calculate packaging volumes
There are several methods for calculating packaging volumes. Here are some suggestions: use your sales statistics, use your purchased volumes of packaging materials, use your own calculation model or create a calculation model together with us.
You report to the EPA once per year. If you let us take care of your reporting, we will keep track of the date for you. For reporting to FTI, we send you reporting documentation every month, quarter or year, depending on the volume of your packaging materials.
The main principles are as follows:
A company whose packaging fees are less than SEK 20,000/calendar year reports in January, the month after a completed period (does not apply to service packaging which must be reported monthly or quarterly). Companies that are entitled to report annually pay an average of the packaging fee if the packaging fee for a specific type/specific types of packaging material has changed during the year.
A company whose packaging fees are between SEK 20,000/calendar year and SEK 120,000/calendar year reports quarterly, the month after a completed quarter (i.e. April, July, October, and January) unless otherwise agreed.
A company whose packaging fees exceed SEK 120,000/calendar year reports monthly, after the end of the month.
FTI will notify via email, in good time before reporting deadline. The packaging must be reported to FTI no later than the 25th of the month after a completed reporting period.
Reporting deadlines and payment terms for FTI
Data is reported to us monthly, quarterly or annually, not later than the 25th day of the month after the end of the reporting period. Payment terms are 30 days after invoice date, and overdue reporting will be subject to a late fee in accordance with the applicable agreement. Late payments will be charged interest in accordance with the reference rate of the Swedish Interest Act.
|Reporting||Reporting deadlines||Payment terms|
|Full-year||January 25 in following year||30 days after invoice date|
|Q1||April 25||30 days after invoice date|
|Q2||July 25||30 days after invoice date|
|Q3||October 25||30 days after invoice date|
|Q4||January 25 in following year||30 days after invoice date|
Where do you report?
You report your company’s packaging volumes to FTI via our customer portal.
If you have signed the reporting contract, you report the packaging volumes to the Swedish EPA via our customer portal. If you haven’t signed the contract, you report via the EPA’s website.
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Frequently asked questions
FTI is owned by four materials companies: Svensk Plaståtervinning, Returkartong, Metallkretsen and Svensk GlasÅtervinning.
The collection scheme is mainly financed by the packaging fees paid by our affiliated producers. We are a non-profit operation and do not distribute any profits to our owners. The cost of collection and recycling should have the least effect possible on the price of the goods.