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.
Not sure how to sort nail varnish, caviar tubes or butter tubs? Search for common types of packaging and products in our Sorting Guide.
The sorting guide search function is only available in Swedish.
Scan and recycle your packaging
Sorting information in the Bower app
All packaging that have a barcode can be recycled with the Bower app! You simply scan the barcode on the packaging and receive information on how it should be sorted. In addition, you’ll also receive a reward in the form of points or money when you bring your packaging to the recycling station.
To increase the collection of household packaging, FTI and Bower have started a collaboration that aims to reward consumers for recycling and to connect consumers and producers around sustainable packaging.
How to sort waste that isn’t packaging
We take care of your packaging, but there are many other types of waste. Find out how food, batteries, light sources and other types of waste should be sorted.
How to do it
- The packaging should be completely empty.
- It doesn’t have to be clean.
Packaging that is not empty can attract pests and start to smell. Unemptied packaging can also affect the recycling process.
- If your packaging contains more than one type of material, you should separate them if possible.
- A glass jar with a metal lid is easy to take apart, but the pump in a spray can might be difficult to remove. Leave it there.
- If your packaging contains different types of material that can’t be separated, sort them by the material that weighs the most.
3. Make recycling easier
- Fold and flatten paper packaging and place smaller items inside larger items. Then they take up less space and the trucks won’t have to empty the bins so often.
- Bend any sharp lids down, and preferably flatten them inside the can.
- Make sure that spray cans/bottles are completely empty.
4. Sort correctly
- Don’t throw anything in the packaging collection bins that isn’t packaging.
- Use the Sorting Guide to help you place the packaging in the right bins
How to use the slots when you are dropping off large packaging:
The slots are designed according to Boverket’s guidelines. The measurements have been set to stop people from getting into the bins and injuring themselves
Frequently asked questions
No, that is a myth. All of the glass that is sorted at recycling stations or in recycling rooms is kept separate. It might look like the glass is being mixed when the bins are collected, but the trucks have two separate compartments on their platform. Colored and clear glass are kept separate throughout the entire process.
No, that is a myth. All you need to do is make sure the packaging is empty. The reason why you should empty the packaging is partly for the sake of hygiene, but also because the automated sorting process for some types of material sorts packaging according to weight.
How the packaging should be sorted is usually set out on the packaging. Look for a symbol or written sorting instructions. Otherwise you can try the following test: Crumple the packaging. If it stays crumpled, sort it as metal packaging; if it unfolds, sort it as plastic packaging.
No, open the plastic bag and tip the contents into the bin. That makes sorting easier at a later stage of the process. Any plastic packaging that is inside a plastic bag cannot be sorted correctly and cannot, therefore, be recycled.