How to recycle packaging

Please recycle all empty beverage containers after use.

You can return all empty bottles and cans with deposit to any recycling machine in Finland. Non-deposit packages and other packaging materials are sorted according to the material. Sorting instructions may vary from one municipality to another. Always follow the guidelines of your own municipality. 

Material Sorting instruction
Carton box of bag-in-box wine, carton package Carton
Inner bag of bag-in-box wine (plastic), tap and handle Plastic or Energy waste*
Inner bag of bag-in-box wine (plastic and aluminium), wine pouch, tap and handle   Mixed waste*
Natural cork Mixed waste
Synthetic cork Plastic or Energy waste
Metal cork, metal screw cap and metal skirt around the bottle neck Metal
Plastic screw cap Plastic or Energy waste
Non-deposit glass bottle Glass
Non-deposit plastic bottle Plastic or Energy waste
Non-deposit can Metal
Non-deposit ceramic package Mixed waste
Non-deposit glass bottle with plastic coating, non-deposit painted glass bottle Mixed waste

* You can return wine bags from bagged and boxed wines to more than 200 Alko stores. The recycled wine bags will be used in cement manufacture. The aluminium they contain binds the cement, while the plastic is used as a recycled fuel to replace coal. You can find list of all the stores in the recycling network here (in Finnish).