Plastic packaging

A plastic package is a cover used to pack a product. It can, for example, be plastic from food, boxes for tomatoes, yogurt tubs or packages from toppings. Plastic bags are also counted as plastic packaging, as is plastic packaging from detergents, shampoos and soaps. Plastic bottles, canisters and cans are also welcome in the plastic recycling. If possible, flatten the packaging.

How do I do it?

Rinse quickly with cold water and dry the package. Remove corks and caps. Add the empty, dry and clean plastic container for recycling. If the package smells bad it can be sorted as combustible waste.

What should not be sorted as plastic packaging?

Toys, sledges, watering cans, candle holders, flower pots and other plastic objects that are not packaging are sorted as combustible waste. Packaging that is dirty or contains residues of hazardous waste must not be sorted as plastic packaging.

What happens to all the plastic packaging afterwards?

Plastic packaging is recycled at Fortum’s plastic refinery in Riihimäki, where it is used as a raw material for the manufacture of new plastic products. Old plastic packaging is used to manufacture plastic granules, plastic bags, flower pots and plastic buckets. Suomen Uusiomuovi Oy is responsible for the recycling of plastic packaging.

At these ecopoints you can leave plastic:

  • Mustasaari Sepänkylän NS
  • Maalahti Köpings S-market
  • Vaasa Prisma Kotiranta
  • Vaasa Prisma Liisanlehto
  • Vaasa Citymarket Kivihaka
  • Vaasa Lidl Melaniemi
  • Vaasa S-market Gerby
  • Vaasa Vikingan venesataman ekopiste
  • Vaasa Vähäkyrö Urheilupolun ekopiste
  • Isokyrö S-market
  • Vöyri S-market

Plastic packaging can also be brought to the waste reception stations.

Here you can print out stickers for plastic packaging containers (PDF).

All waste types