On 1 July 2020, Avfall Sverige launched a new joint signage system for waste sorting. The new signs will make it easy for everyone to sort correctly and that recycling will increase. In the long run, the goal is for the entire Nordic region to use the same system, with the same symbols.
Previously, there has been no common signage system for waste in Sweden. Different systems and symbols in different places have made it more difficult to sort correctly. For all Sweden's municipalities and producers, it will be possible to use the new sign system from 1 July 2020.
The advantages of a common sign system include increased recognition, which creates better conditions for sorting the waste correctly. The fact that producers and exporters use the same label on packaging - regardless of which country they are in - also makes it easier for both them and consumers.
The system is intended to be able to be used as well for collection close to real estate, at recycling stations, recycling centers, in rubbish bins, in rubbish bins, and for collection in the city. The goal is a more sustainable society where everyone can easily sort their waste. Better conditions for sorting and recycling provide great environmental benefits. Waste management is and should be an obvious contribution to a sustainable society.
Cooperation in the Nordic region
The new system has been developed in collaboration with Avfall Sverige's sister organizations in the Nordic countries. The origin is Danish. In Denmark, the system proved to work well and today 89 of Denmark's 98 municipalities are connected. Not least producers appreciate this joint initiative, which makes it possible to have the same pictogram on products and packaging throughout the Nordic region. Do you want to know more? Surf on www.avfallsverige.se or www.sopor.nu