What is the recovery rate?
The recovery rate is the target number for directing packaging waste to recovery pursuant to the Packaging Act.
As of 01 January 2009, types of packaging material must be reused in a calendar year at least to the following extent:
70 percent of the total mass of glass waste;
70 percent of the total mass of paper and paperboard waste;
60 percent of the total mass of metal waste;
- 55 percent of the total mass of glass waste;
45 percent of the total mass of wood waste;
at least 60 percent of the total mass of packaging waste.
Purchasing of the packaging waste collection and recovery service
TVO’s customers, who have decided to collect, sort and organise the directing to recovery of a part of their packaging waste through a waste handler of their choice and accepted by TVO, will receive compensation from TVO. To this end, a respective contract must be concluded with TVO.
The basis and prices for payment of the fee will be equal to all packaging undertakings.
This system of remuneration also helps to keep undertakings interested in contributing to the collection, sorting and recovery of packaging waste. We are able to cooperate, in particular, on the recovery of packaging waste that is generated on the territory of the company and which normally does not reach consumers, and thus does not reach collection points.