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Mepak-Kierrätys Oy

Mepak-Kierrätys Oy

bulletThe metal packaging recovery organization, Mepak-Kierrätys Oy, was founded in October 1997 and registered with the authorities in February 1998.
bulletTypical metal packaging includes food cans, paint pails, drums, crown caps, closures, aluminium trays, aerosols, steel bands and straps. Suomen Palautuspakkaus Oy stands for deposit based beverage cans.
bulletThe shareholders are metal packaging manufacturers, the packing industry and retail-wholesale trade organizations in Finland, amounting to 12 shareholders in all.
bulletThe main task is to organize recycling and recovery of metal packaging waste in Finland to reach the targets of the EU packaging directive.
bulletMepak coordinates the collection of metal packaging and carries out different kinds of studies and research to find out the best possible solutions for the recovery of packaging in Finland.
bulletMepak is responsible for giving information and compiling statistics in conjunction with the Environmental Register of Packaging PYR Ltd.
bulletMepak has the legal right to collect a recycling fee from the packing industry and importers of packed goods.
bulletThe fee for metal packages in the year 2017 is € 199 per 1000 kg + VAT for tinplate packages for consumers, € 185 per 1000 kg + VAT for aluminium packages for consumers, € 40 per 1000 kg + VAT for tinplate and aluminium packages for firms and € 40 per 1000 kg + VAT for steel packages such as drums and steel bands.
bulletMepak has made a contract with Kuusakoski Oy (the biggest scrap company in Finland), Stena Recycling Oy, Kajaanin Romu Oy and Eurajoen Romu Oy to ensure the reuse of the tinplate scrap. The registered supplier will get a compensation for tinplate and aluminium packages delivered to plants or collection centers (10 €/tn).
bulletMepak has also made a contract with the biggest waste collector in Finland Lassila&Tikanoja Oyj to improve the collection of metal packages.
bulletPackages made of tinplate must be crushed before being despatched to melting plants abroad. Pure steel packaging can be sold directly to scrap firms. Steel drums are reused after reconditioning in special plants. Steel packages can be sorted by magnetic extraction and also aluminium packages mechanically.
bulletBy using recycled steel the saving in energy is 75 - 95 % compared to virgin raw material. Each steel can contains more than 25 % recycled metal.

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Aerosol cans – from hazardous waste to household metal waste

For further information please contact:
Mepak-Kierrätys Oy
Tapani Sievänen,
Pasilanraitio 9 B
PO Box 119
00241 Helsinki, Finland
tel: +3589 8689 8666
fax: +3589 278 7511
GSM: +35840 544 6899   
email: sievanen.tapani(at) 



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bullet Lomakkeet ja esitykset
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bulletMetallisten maalipakkausten kierrätystä ja maalijätteen turvallista hävitystä koskeva ohje
bullet Mepakin terminaalit
bullet Nousupaineita horisontissa
bulletEhdotus uudeksi jätelaiksi herättää kummastusta



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Last modified: 03.10.2016