Sort plastic packaging waste in the property’s energy waste bin or at a Rinki eco-point.
Empty and dry plastic household packaging
- Empty, clean and dry plastic packaging from households
- Plastic food packaging (e.g. yoghurt cups, butter tubs, cheese packaging and ready-meal trays)
- Detergent, shampoo, and soap packaging
- Other household packaging (e.g. plastic bottles, cans, jars, tubes, packaging for toys, tools, garden, and fishing gear etc.)
- Plastic bags and wrappers
- EPS or Styrofoam packaging
Flatten the packages, if possible. Remove caps, lids and pump parts and sort them separately. These parts are often made of different plastic than the rest of the packaging. The measure improves recycling.
- Mixed waste, construction waste or very dirty plastic packaging
- Any material other than plastic packaging (no cardboard, glass, metal, wood)
- Other plastic products or plastic packaging used in companies
- Packages that contain traces of dangerous substances (e.g. lighter fluids, oils, fuels, paints, chemicals, medicines)
What happens to plastic packaging waste after sorting?
Plastic waste goes to make raw materials for the plastics industry. Products made from recycled plastic include plastic bags, pipes and sheets.