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The recycling process

Used milk cartons, shampoo bottles, sardine cans and bottles can be turned in to new packaging if you drop them off to be recycled. We all play an important part in the recycling process.

Did you know…

..steel, aluminum and glass are infinitely recyclable materials.

Barn som källsorterar pappersförpackningar

Why should I recycle?

By leaving your used packaging to recycling, you are contributing to a sustainable Sweden and a healthier planet. Your recycled packaging can become new packaging. By continuously recycling, we are conserving natural resources and reducing unnecessary emissions. We want to make it easy for you to recycle, and to maximize the environmental benefits.

Many people know that waste sorting is a legal obligation. That applies to both consumers and companies. Those companies that produce or sell packaging are also responsible for ensuring that the packaging is collected and recycled. These companies are called producers and they have a legal obligation to comply with their producer responsibilities. FTI helps them meet their legal obligations.

What happens to my packaging?

Videos in Swedish - How recycling works

See how the recycling process works for the different types of material in the videos below.

En illustration av en människa som återvinner pappersförpackningar

Paper packaging

A milk carton becomes a pizza box and a pasta packet becomes a popsicle stick in their next life. Follow the journey of paper packaging from your kitchen to a completely new product.

The recycling process
Illustration som visar person som lämnar plastförpackning till återvinning

Plastic packaging

When you sort out your plastic packaging, the climate impact is cut in half. When we recycle and reuse the material in new packaging and products, it decreases the need for plastic that requires fossil resources (oil) decreases. In addition, emissions that otherwise occur when the plastic is incinerated are reduced. Recycling saves natural resources and reduces emissions. Follow the journey of plastic packaging from your kitchen or bathroom to a completely new product.

The recycling process
Illustration av en kvinna som som återvinner metallförpackningar

Metal packaging

See how the empty cans and used bottle caps from your kitchen become car bodies and new raw material. Metal is a permanent material, even when it changes form.

The recycling process
En illustration av en man och en pojke som sorterar glas i behållare

Glass packaging

Follow the journey of a jam jar or wine bottle from your kitchen and back to your house again as an olive oil bottle or glass wool insulation.

The recycling process

Who does what?

In order for us to achieve the goal of a circular economy, each and every one must contribute and take responsibility for their part in the chain.

Whole chain traceability

Being able to follow material throughout the entire chain is a matter of course for us. We track what happens to the material you have sent for recycling.

Frequently asked questions