All plastic packaging should be recycled so that it can become new plastic products
Our vision is that all plastic packaging should be recycled so it can become new plastic products. We believe that is possible, but it requires a joint effort.
As consumers, we have the responsibility to sort plastic waste. We also have the power to place demands on and influence producers. For example, we can do this by actively selecting plastic products and packaging that are made from recycled plastic.
Over half of all plastic packaging in this country is incorrectly sorted
In Sweden, we are generally very good at sorting our waste. But despite this, far too much plastic packaging is sorted as combustible. Although we are better than the rest of Europe, we still have a long way to go – over half of all plastic packaging in this country is incorrectly sorted and incinerated instead of being recycled. This is an unnecessary waste of resources.
First and foremost, we should of course make sure to minimize the use of plastic packaging. Alternatively, the plastic should be reused. Thirdly, it should be recycled here in our plant so that they can become new plastic products. What cannot be recycled at our plant goes to energy recovery.