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Horeca: The deposit refund principles for one way glass bottles, sorting of return packages and the use of Palpa stickers

01.12.2016

The deposit refund principles for one way glass bottles are verified

Palpa has received feedback on refund principles for one way glass bottles that are based in conversion of the size of a container, due to the amount of small bottles has risen. The conversion is now 400 bottles for a big container and 150 bottles for a small one.

Palpa has verified the conversions in October 2016 by comparing the last 12 months reverse vending machine receipts to returned containers. Approximately 80 % of one way glass bottles are returned via reverse vending machines.

Statistics covered 2 400 return locations and 230 000 transported containers. The amount of glass bottles in a big container was 394 bottles and in a small one 156 bottles. Based on these results Palpa will not change the amounts of deposit refunds and will follow up their development regularly.

Returning correctly

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

Cans
Use Palpa manual bag for returns. Don´t return other beverage packages in the same bag or have garbage in it.

Plastic bottles
Use Palpa manual bag for returns. Don´t return other beverage packages in the same bag or have garbage in it. NB! Only plastic bottles with Palpa's deposit marking.

Recyclable 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! You can never return glass bottles in a bag. Pieces of broken glass can be a large security 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 Palpas sorting and return instructions in all returns.

More information on returning

Using Palpa stickers

Palpa pays the refunds to the company whose Palpa sticker is used in the return. If the return location uses for example the previous owners stickers will the payment of the deposit refunds be delayed.
Remember to use only the company´s own stickers in returns.

Palpa recycling fees 2017

03.11.2016

Recycling fees for 2017 will remain unchanged in all return systems and recycling fee categories. This is made possible a.o earnings from materials and the rationalization actions in all systems.

Price lists

Palpa to permit the labelling of small can batches

05.07.2016

Palpa will permit the labelling of small can batches from the beginning of July. Cans can be labelled either fully or partly. Labels can be used if the annual sales of the product are less than 100,000 pcs. Currently Palpa approves UPM Raflatac Vanish RP 76 E as a label material. The markings of labelled cans are subject to the same requirements as printed cans.

Can labelling instructions

Marking instructions for aluminium beverage containers

Palpa extranet update

14.04.2016

Palpa extranet will be updated. The updated extranet will be opened to users during Monday the 18th of April.

Logging in will continue to be the same address at extra.palpa.fi. Logging in to the service require a user name (email address) and a password. Old passwords are still valid. If the password is forgotten a new one can be ordered via the Forgot your password? -link.
For the users this change means new interface and clear and easy menus to use. Extranet is taken to a new technical platform, which also enables the use of mobile devices.

Palpa News Horeca March 2016

31.03.2016

PALPA Stops sending return instructions enclosed with PALPA stickers

Palpa stops sending sorting and return instructions enclosed with Palpa sticker orders as of 1st April 2016.

Return instructions 


Returning correctly

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

Cans

Use PALPA manual bag for returns. Don´t return other beverage packages in the same bag or have garbage in it.

Plastic bottles

Use PALPA manual bag for returns. Don´t return other beverage packages in the same bag or have garbage in it.

NB! Only plastic bottles with PALPAs deposit marking.

Recyclable glass bottles

Return in 240 l plastic container with lid. Other glass material, porcelain, ceramics or garbage can´t be returned in the container.

NB! You can never return glass bottles in a bag. Pieces of broken glass can be a large security 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 Palpas sorting and return instructions in all returns.

More information on returning

 

Return rates for 2015

Return rate was 95 % for deposit based beverage cans, 92 % for plastic bottles and 89 % for recyclable glass bottles. Return rate for refillable glass bottles administered by Ekopullo Ry was circa 98 %.

Finnish return rates for deposit-based beverage packages are very high and top class in international comparison.

We at PALPA would like to thank all Finns for environment friendly and conscious behaviour.