Yes, it is a myth that sorting does not matter. All packaging that enters the recycling system is helping to develop recycling schemes, so that even more packaging can become new material in the future. Packaging that is not sent for recycling is incinerated. By sorting your packaging, you are helping to conserve natural resources and contributing to a circular economy. For example, CO₂ emissions are halved when you sort your plastic packaging instead of throwing it in the bin.
Recycle for a healthier planet
We all share an important task: to make the planet a better place today and tomorrow. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
Your part is to recycle your packaging waste. That might not sound like much, but it’s very important. Our part is to collect your packaging so it can be re-used.
Reduced energy consumption
Producing an aluminum package from recycled metal requires 95 percent less energy compared to producing new aluminum.
Emissions decrease when more packaging is left for recycling, instead of being incinerated.
Less need for new fossil raw material
When recycled raw material is used for new packaging, the large amount of energy needed to extract fossil raw material is also saved.
Did you know that…
- Steel, aluminum and glass are infinitely recyclable materials
- Paper fibers can be recycled around seven times
- If everyone recycled their bottle caps, it would be enough to build 3,400 new car bodies every year
- If all of the glass packaging collected in Sweden in one year was placed in a row, it would stretch all the way around the earth
- Source-sorted and recycled plastic packaging cuts the climate footprint in half, compared to throwing it in the garbage bag, where it goes to incineration
We are good at recycling
people in Sweden recycle their packaging
of all glass in the market is recycled
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More progress is needed
We are consuming more and more, and shopping more online. The more goods we buy, the more packaging. More precisely, about 430 kg per person per year. That’s why we all need to pitch in to make sure that the packaging is sorted, collected and recycled.
We want to be best in the world – together
The climate change threat means that we all need to be even better at taking care of our planet. Every item of packaging that you recycle makes a difference.
And what will FTI do then? We will do our utmost to:
- inform everyone what they can do and how
- simplify, lower thresholds and reinforce behaviors
- inspire, encourage and confirm that the collection scheme is working
- improve the collection scheme by contributing to research and development
We help consumers, companies, property owners and municipalities so that we can all work together to be best in the world at recycling.
All recyclers out there play a key role in the big picture. Because when everyone lends a hand, that is when things really happen. Your trash can become someone else’s treasure. Sweden and this whole planet will be a better place to live.
Everyone wins when you recycle!
Frequently asked questions
All packaging that FTI collects is transported to recycling facilities that recycle as much of the collected material as possible. The material that can’t be recycled is sent for energy recovery and used as a substitute for fossil raw materials in industry.
As a consumer, you don’t need to keep track of that. The plastics recycling process is constantly under development. The only thing you need to do is to send all of your plastic packaging for recycling. Our owner, Svensk Plaståtervinning, is working actively to ensure that more packaging can be recycled and is currently expanding its facility in Motala in order to recycle more types of plastic packaging.
Not all packaging is produced in a way that makes recycling possible. At FTI, we are constantly working to increase the proportion of recyclable packaging together with our affiliated producers. As a consumer, you don't have to think about what can be recycled today, development is moving forward quickly. The only thing you have to do is leave your packaging for recycling.