Palpa News - Horeca November 2017


The delivery schedule of Palpa stickers will change from 11.12.2017

Palpa sends the stickers via post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the future. We want to remind all return locations to order the stickers on time.

More Palpa stickers can be ordered from Extranet ( or from Please remember to use only the company´s own stickers in returns.

Returning correctly

The appropriate sorting of beverage packages is essential for both the reuse of the material and for paying the refunds.

Use Palpa manual bag for returns. Do not return other beverage packages or garbage in the bag.

Plastic bottles
Use Palpa bag for returns. Do not return other beverage packages or garbage in the bag. NB! Only plastic bags bottles with Palpas deposit marking.

Glass bottles
Return in 240 l plastic container with lid. Other glass material, porcelain, ceramics or garbage is prohibited to return in the container.

NB! It is not allowed to return glass bottles in a bag. Pieces of broken glass can be a large health and safety risk for the driver and for the personnel in the processing plant. If the return is not in compliance with Palpa´s instructions, the deposit refunds of the return may not be paid.

Remember to follow Palpa´s sorting and return instructions in all returns.

More information on returning

Palpa Extranet

A return location can update contact information, create new Extranet users, order more Palpa stickers, check return information, make a complaint on missing returns and inform about the discontinuation of operations on Extranet. The user name and password has been sent in connection with the registration.

More information on Extranet and different user roles

Receiving credit notes via e-mail

The return locations that receive credit notes as paper invoices can now choose e-mail as the invoicing method in Extranet. The information can be updated in the Manage company and contact details part.

Palpa sends an e-mail that includes a link to the credit note to return location.

NB! Only the main user can change the invoicing method and e-mail address.

Palpa recycling fees 2018


The recycling fees for the aluminium cans will change from 1 January 2018. Reduction in recycling fees is possible due to positive development of the earnings in the aluminum sales, which is expected to continue.

The recycling fees for the plastic bottles do not change. Material profits from plastics and the cost of the system have remained stable.

There will be no change in the recycling fees for glass bottles. Earnings of the material sales has developed favorably in the current year, the efficiency of collection logistics has been further developed, enabling the system's economic stabilization has initiation as planned.

Price lists are available in Palpa web site Materials.

The short neck change of PET bottles


The short neck change of PET bottles is possible without registration of the new barcode.

The manufacturer/importer will provide Palpa with information of the changes and sends samples of products to Palpa and RVM vendors before launching short neck bottles.

Palpa updates the changed product information to the product database and RVM vendors the reverse vending machines according to the normal schedule.

 See more details in Material bank.

The new address of Scanding Oy


The reverse vending machine vendor Scanding Oy has a new address from the 24th of July 2017:

Scanding Oy

Tikkurilantie 146



It is important to notice the change when sending samples.

You can find the new updated Sending samples instruction from PALPA’s web site.

Breweries and Importers: Can labelling instructions updated, transition period for the can deposit marking expires


Palpa published instructions on can labelling in summer 2016. The labelling instructions have been updated on the basis of feedback from the beverage industry and discussions with label material suppliers and recycling companies. Palpa now allows several new labelling materials in can labelling. The updated instructions are available in Palpa's web site Material bank.

The deposit symbol for cans was changed in May 2014. The change harmonized deposit symbols for all packages of Palpa return systems. The transition period for the change was allowed until the end of 2017. From January 2018, all cans belonging to the Palpa return system must have a new deposit symbol. New deposit mark and marking instructions are available in Palpa’s web site Material bank.