Packaging: Currently in Finland, manufacturers of packaging are only obliged to register if their annual turnover exceeds € 1 million. As of 1 January 2024, this turnover limit will cease to apply. Accordingly, every packaging producer, regardless of its annual turnover, must then register in Finland.
Batteries: As is already the case for WEEE, the authorised representative will also become mandatory for foreign manufacturers placing batteries and accumulators on the Finnish market. The timing of the obligation is currently unclear.
New waste streams: Between 2023 and 2025, further waste streams in Finland will fall within the scope of extended producer responsibility (EPR). These are single-use plastics including balloons, wet wipes, beverage cups, fishing equipment and tobacco products. For fishing equipment, this applies from 1 January 2025; for tobacco products, from as early as 31 December 2023.
In addition, other waste streams are expected to enter Finland in the future, such as textiles, cosmetics and medical products. It is currently unclear at what point these waste streams will fall within the scope of extended producer responsibility (EPR).
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