As of 2021, no unsorted plastic will be accepted.
Price adjustment from 1 January 2021
As of Monday 1 January, a price adjustment will take place on all plastic items.
The reasons why SvepRetur raises the fees are as follows:
- SvepRetur receives significantly more plastic than in previous years and also more than what has been declared.
- The value of the plastic collected as a raw material has decreased significantly due to a surplus in Europe.
- The prices of re-granules have fallen due to raw material surpluses in Europe.
Rules for sorting agricultural plastic 2020
In order to be better able to recycle the collected agricultural plastic and thus get a higher quality and as low a recycling fee as possible, the new sorting rules apply from 1 March 2020. This means that you should already now start sorting the plastic into two fractions, a white and a colored fraction.
Read more under Sorting rules
Information on sacks from potato seed
Sacks from potato seed are not accepted at SvepRetur’s collection points due to the fact that the suppliers of seed potatoes are not connected to SvepRetur’s recycling system.
Information about Combi foil
The combi foil consists of two combined layers. The usually white-colored, thicker layer consists of polyethylene and the usually transparent thinner layer consists of polyamide. These two qualities do not “thrive” together in the continued recycling process.
During the ensiling process, the Combi foil splits and becomes two separate foils of different qualities. This means that they must be handled separately in connection with the recycling. At the recycling station, the white-colored thicker plastic is laid together with plan silo foil and the transparent thinner is placed in the designated place.
As a farmer, you must handle the two different foil qualities separately when they are left at SvepRetur’s collection points. If they are mixed, all the plastic that is a mixture of the two different qualities becomes unusable for material recycling and thus unsaleable, which can affect the recycling price you as a farmer pay when you buy the plastic.
To illustrate it in a different way, it becomes like mixing oil with water, which also becomes unusable as oil or water.