Recycling and waste management

Environmental well-being

We recycle the waste efficiently to ensure sustainable development of our society.


Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive – an EU Directive that seeks to reduce the generation of electric and electrical waste and to promote its reuse and recycling. The producer is responsible for the recycling and waste management of electrical equipment.

Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI

Merivaara is the member of Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI Ltd since 2006.

Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI Ltd (formerly called The Environmental Register of Packaging PYR Ltd) is a non-profit firm, operating in conjunction with producer organisations in the packaging sector. It helps firms registered with Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI Ltd and the authorities to fulfil packaging recovery obligations economically and easily.

Firms with a turnover of EUR 1 million or more that place packed products on the market in Finland hold a packaging recovery obligation/producer responsibility. By making a contract with Finnish Packaging Recycling RINKI Ltd a firm transfers the abovementioned obligation to the producer organisations.


Merivaara is the member of SELT since 2005.

SELT Association manages recycling, dissemination of information, registration, and other statutory obligations on behalf of its members. With other producer organisations SELT Association has established Elker Ltd as a company providing centralised services to manage practical affairs. More than 650 producers of electrical equipment are already acting through SELT.

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