New membership fees and the membership fee policy
The membership fees will change as of 1 January 2019. From that point on, the membership fee will be EUR 1,000 (VAT 0%) in all return systems and it will be invoiced in one instalment. The membership fee will be invoiced when the company registers its first product or sells products included within the scope of the system.
Companies that have already joined the can or plastic bottle retrn systems will not be charged more membership fees.
Companies that have joined the glass bottle return system in 2018 and have opted for an annual fee will be charged an additional EUR 187 (VAT 0%) in 2019. Companies that have joined the glass bottle return system before 2018 will not be charged more membership fees.
The amendment pertaining to the membership fee policy has resulted in a change to the rules of the deposit-refund systems (Definitions, Membership Fee). The Membership Fee is paid for the establishment and development investments linked to joining the deposit-refund system, and it is paid in the year in which the member issues products included in the system to circulation or registers a product in the deposit-refund system.
Palpa recycling fees 2019
In the plastic bottle, the fees of clear bottle will reduce by 10%. Recycling fees for cans and glass bottles do not change.
|BEVERAGE CAN||Recycling fee
1.1.2019 (vat 0%)
|PET BOTTLE||Recycling fee
1.1.2019 (vat 0%)
|Clear, less than 1,0 litre||0,01548|
|Clear, 1,0 litre or more||0,03096|
|Coloured, less than 1,0 litre||0,02459|
|Coloured, 1,0 litre or more||0,03934|
|Mixed material, less than 1,0 litre||0,07712|
|Mixed material, 1,0 litre or more||0,11568|
|GLASS BOTTLE||Recycling fee
1.1.2019 (vat 0%)
|0,5 litre or less||0,08640|
|Over 0,5 litre||0,14400|
|0,5 litre or less||0,07920|
|Over 0,5 litre||0,13680|
|0,5 litre or less||0,13230|
|Over 0,5 litre||0,22050|
Importers an breweries: New design guidelines for deposit-based beverage containers
Palpa has updated guidelines for the design and labeling of deposit-based beverage packages. The design guidelines have been supplemented and clarified on the basis of experience and feedback.
The bar code size guidelines have been updated to the GS1 Finland guidelines. The bar code size measurement method as well as the minimum height of the bar code have changed.
In the case of plastic and glass bottles, the bar code placement guidelines have changed.
Information on the bar code usage area, the difference between the retail and Horeca products, the use of the deposit symbol and the change of the importer have been added to the glass bottle design guidelines.
The plastic bottle marking guidelines and material specification are combined with the same document.
New guidelines can be introduced flexibly within the transition period by 31 August 2019.
Palpa news - Horeca June 2018
The delivery schedule of Palpa stickers
Palpa sends the stickers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We want to remind all return locations to order the stickers on time.
More Palpa stickers can be ordered from Extranet (extra.palpa.fi) or from email@example.com. Please remember to use only the return location’s own stickers in returns.
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.
Use Palpa manual bag for returns. Do not return other beverage packages or garbage in the bag. NB! Only plastic bottles with Palpas deposit marking.
Sort cans and plastic bottles separately and return them always in original shape, empty and clean.
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.
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.