How to sort out bag-in-boxes, corks and non-deposit containers
|Material||Recycling / disposal|
|Paperboard boxes of box wine, cartons||Paperboard recycling|
|Plastic inner bags of box wine||Plastic recycling, waste-to-energy*|
|Aluminium inner bags of box wine||Mixed waste, waste-to-energy, plastic recycling*|
|Plastic taps and handles of box wine||Waste-to-energy, plastic recycling*|
|Metal corks, Metal screw caps, metal skirts around the neck||Metal recycling|
|Plastic screw caps||Plastic recycling, waste-to-energy|
|Non-deposit glass bottles||Glass recycling, no painted or laminated glass or pottery|
|Non-deposit cans||Recycling machines or metal recycling|
*In the regions of Helsinki, Uusimaa, Turku and Southwest Finland, aluminium wine bags, together with their plastic taps, and all transparent and aluminium inner bags of wine boxes can be returned to collection boxes found in Alko shops. The bags will be used as raw material in the production of cement.
Read more about deposits on beverage containers.
Suomen Palautuspakkaus Oy (PALPA) maintains a recycling system for beverage containers in Finland. More information on PALPA.
The guidelines for sorting out packaging waste may vary from one municipality to another. Always follow the guidelines for your own municipality and each collection point. For further information on how to recycle packaging waste, please visit the Rinki and Kierrätys.info sites.