The new address of Scanding Oy



The reverse vending machine vendor Scanding Oy has a new address since the 23rd of September:

Scanding Oy
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.

Palpa News - Importers and breweries May 2015



Changes in one-way glass bottle registration

Based on the customer feedback and successful testing period we have been able to develop the product registration practice of glass bottles. From 16th of May 2015 importers and beverage manufacturers only have to send one glass bottle sample to each reverse vending machine manufacturer and Palpa. This will reduce need of samples to 4 packages for each registered product. If the sample package is broken during shipping we will contact the sender and ask for a new sample. The bottle dimensions are no longer required to be filled in Palpa Extranet product registration form. After the latest update the product registration form has separate section for bottle dimensions. Palpa takes the responsibility to fill in the dimension information based on measuring the samples. All the dimension requirements for packages remain the same as presented in Marking Instructions.

Instruction of sending samples


Return rates 2014

The return rates of deposit beverage packages in Finland have remained on very high level in 2014. The return rates were 97 % for beverage cans, 92 % for one-way PET bottles and 89 % for one-way glass bottles. The development of Finnish beverage package return rates can be found in our “Kaikki Kiertää 2014” annual publication which also has brief sections in English. The return rates of all our recycling systems are among the highest in the world. Palpa wants to thank all the Finnish consumers , companies in beverage industry, importers and retail trade for taking care of our environment.

Kaikki kiertää 2014

Palpa News - Importers and breweries October 2014



CAN Recycling fee
1.1.2015 (vat 0%)
Aluminium can 0,01100
1.1.2015 (vat 0%)
Clear, less than 1,0 litre 0,01850
Clear, 1,0 ltr or more 0,03699
Coloured, less than 1,0 ltr 0,02644
Coloured, 1,0 ltr or more 0,04230
Mixed material, less than 1,0 ltr 0,08293
Mixed material, 1,0 ltr or more 0,12439
1.1.2015 (vat 0%)
O,5 litre or less 0,08640
Over 0,5 litre 0,14400
O,5 litre or less, national markings *) 0,07920
Over 0,5 litre, national markings *) 0,13680
O,5 litre or less, Horeca 0,13230
Over 0,5 litre, Horeca 0,22050

*) Recyclable glass bottle marked with Palpa's deposit symbol ' 0,10 € ' and the national barcode.


The recycling fee for beverage cans will decrease by 0,136 cents. The change in recycling fee is due to favourable development in aluminium recycling market including the market price outlook. PALPA has also improved the efficiency of logistics by increasing the baling plant network. The recycling fees for plastic bottles will remain on the same level as in 2014. The market situation for recycled PET material is challenging and lower material prices have reduced the income of the recycling system. PALPA has been able to compensate the market effect by improving efficiencies in handling and logistics network. The share of bottle returns via reverse vending machines has increased and saved counting and processing costs. PALPA has also improved the efficiency of logistics by increasing the plant network. The recycling fees for glass bottles will remain on the same level as in 2014. The return location network was expanded in 2012 and the consumers are gradually shifting their bottle returns to this wider network. This development reduces the return volume streams and adds the costs of the recycling system. PALPA has
been able to meet this challenge by increasing the logistics plant network, continuously developing the direct collection and improving the recognition of non-deposit glass bottles. The sales revenue of collected glass bottles does not compensate the recycling system costs to the same extent as in other recycling systems within PALPA. 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 also on PALPA web site Material bank:

Beverage can prices

Recyclable plastic bottle prices

Recyclable glass bottle prices


Further information: Managing Director Pasi Nurminen, tel. +358-9-86898665.

Palpa News - Importers and breweries May 2014


Deposit symbol change for beverage cans

PALPA has published new marking guidelines for Finnish deposit aluminium packages. The English version can be found at PALPA’s website. Please find the link below. The new deposit symbol for aluminium packages is harmonized with other recycling systems operated by PALPA (OW-PET and OWG-system). Packages with new deposit marking can be sold in Finnish market with immediate effect. Packages with old markings can be sold until 31st December 2017. During the transition period packages with both old and new markings are sold in the Finnish market. Changing the deposit symbol does not affect in package recognition in reverse vending machines and the deposit value remains the same € 0,15. Therefore change in barcode is not required when the marking is changed for existing packages.


Member and product statistics 5/2014

The number of manufacturing and importing companies that have joined deposit recycling systems operated by PALPA has grown steadily in recent years. Currently our recycling systems involve 166 different companies and there is more than 12.000 different packages registered in the systems.

Recycling system for aluminium packages: 43 companies, 1 088 packages

Recycling system for OW-PET packages: 76 companies, 1 586 packages

Recycling system for OW-glass packages: 105 companies, 9 320 packages

Lataa tiedosto: Palpa_Tiedottaa_Juomateollisuus_28.5.2014.pdf