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.
Palpa Recycling fees beginning at 1.1.2016
The recycling fee for beverage cans will decrease by 15% (0,0165 cents).
The change in recycling fee is due to favourable development in aluminium recycling market including the market price outlook.
The recycling fees for plastic bottles will decrease by 7% in all categories.
PET plastics market decline bottomed out in the spring of 2015 and the economy of the return system has stabilized due the positive progress in material sales. Also, there is a positive development of the overall costs. The share of bottle returns via reverse vending machines has increased further and saved counting and processing costs.
The recycling fees for glass bottles will remain on the same level as in 2015.
The financial situation of glass bottle return system is still challenging. The cost increase caused by an increased volume is compensated by more efficient operations and positive development of the overall costs.
The Finnish consumers are still returning all beverage containers with excellent return rates that are world class in international comparison.
The new prices are available on PALPA web site.
Further information: Managing Director Pasi Nurminen, tel. +358-9-86898665.
The new address of Scanding Oy
The reverse vending machine vendor Scanding Oy has a new address since the 23rd of September:
Itäinen Valkoisenlähteentie 19 B
It is important to notice the change when sending samples. You can find the new updated Sending samples instruction from PALPA’s web site.