Packaging

Packaging of plastic, metal, glass, paper, cardboard.


Today recyclable materials are collected by its function rather than by material type. That is to say; we have plastic PACKAGING, metal PACKAGING, glass PACKAGING, paper PACKAGING, as we all are forced to collect to the package collection industry.

A packaging is a product made for the containment, protection and presentation of goods from producer to user. Even a disposable item that is used for this purpose shall be considered as a package.
See also the "Ordinance (2014:1073) on producer responsibility for packaging"

This means, it is not ALL plastic, metal, glass or paper to be collected and placed in containers for recycling waste found in the waste rooms. Only the PACKAGING of these materials. In other words, a packaging is a SECONDARY product which is used to deliver the PRIMARY product to the consumer.


For more information about sorting and packaging of the different packaging materials please see "Packaging & Newspaper Collection Service",www.ftiab.se.


Example 1:

The plastic bottle of juice is the SECONDARY product while the juice is the PRIMARY product. So, the plastic bottle is seen as a packaging and will be collected but not the juice. Obviously, as you consume the juice.

Example 2:

Pipettes or a Falcon tubes are delivered in plastic or paper boxes.
The pipettes and the Falcon tubes are therefore the PRIMARY products and the boxes they are delivered in (plastic or paper boxes) are therefore the SECONDARY products.
It is the boxes (plastic or paper boxes) that are the PACKAGING hence shall be placed in the recycling containers.

The pipette tips and Falcon tubes are the PRIMARY products and will NOT be collected for recycling. These are classified as "cutting & puncturing" waste and must be sent well emptied to destruction and therefore be placed in the yellow waste boxes for hazardous waste according to the instructions for laboratory waste and "cutting & puncturing" waste..

If the pipette tips and Falcon tubes have been in contact with infectious substances, those must be classified as "infectious / cutting & puncturing" waste. See the information on the website.
 


NB!
VERY IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER!
PACKAGES WITH BELOW THREE SYMBOLS MUST ABSOLUTELY NOT BE COLLECTED FOR RECYCLING INTO THE PACKAGING COLLECTION SYSTEM.
THESE SHOULD BE HANDLED AS CHEMICAL WASTE WITHOUT CLEANING AND WITH ALL SYMBOLS AND TEXTS LEFT ALONE, AND THE CAPS TIGHT ON.


Toxic substances / mixtures that are life-threatening after single and short-term exposure at

* skin

* inhalation

* Swallowed”
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 giftigt

  giftigt

or

Environmentally hazardous substances / mixtures

* Very toxic to aquatic organisms on brief exposure

* Very toxic or toxic to aquatic life on long term exposure”

  miljöfarligt

  miljöfarligt

or

Health hazardous substances / mixtures


* Can / are suspected of causing cancer, genetic damage, damage fertility or the unborn child

* Cause organ damage after single exposure or through prolonged or repeated exposure.

* Can be fatal if swallowed and enters airways

* May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.”

 hälsofarligt

Movies on packaging new life

Please see FTIABs movies(Swedish) about recycling. Here you can see how the different kinds of packaging are recycled.