Positive trend for Swedish households and plastic packaging recycling

New statistics from The Packaging and Newspaper Collection Service (FTI) show that the amount of plastic packaging sent for recycling by Swedish households has increased for the sixth consecutive year.

Since 2011, for example, the volume of plastic packaging collected from households has increased by more than 28 percent. But we are still far from reaching the Government’s raised recycling targets for 2020, when at least half of all plastic packaging must be recycled.

If we compare the collected plastic packaging with some of the most common packaging in Swedish households, every person, on average, sent four items of plastic packaging for recycling per week in 2016.

Collection statistics per material (in Swedish only)