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.

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.

Can labelling instructions

Marking instructions for aluminium beverage containers