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:
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.
Palpa to permit the labelling of small can batches
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.
Updates to return system rules
Palpa has prepared updates to return system rules during 2015. The return systems have each started during different decades, and thus updates and harmonizations were considered necessary.
The updated rules are effective from 1 February 2016.
The updated rules are better suited to today’s return system operations. The updates do not cause any major changes in normal operations and no changes in the operational instructions are made.
Issues in rules have been reorganized and presented according to operational chronology, and similar features in the systems have been harmonized in the texts. Many definitions have been specified, new definitions have been added and some terms have been renamed. For example, a Deposit Payer is now called a Member.
Issues belonging to the operational instructions for the return system or official regulations have been removed from the rules. In these cases, the rules refer to instructions available at our website or to official regulations.
We invite you to read our new rules in the Material bank on our website.
More information: managing director Pasi Nurminen, +358-9-8689 8665.