All those paper bags and chocolate wrappers might not seem like much individually, but add them up over a year and you'll have a pile of valuable material that can be recycled and reused.

Do the right thing and recycle packaging materials, both at home and at the office. Below, you can find a few tips on handling the most common materials used also in Fazer’s products.

Did you know that 99 % of Fazer’s packaging materials can be recycled, refilled or used in energy production?

Paper and cardboard

Paper wrappers and bags, cardboard packages and corrugated cardboard boxes can all be recycled into new paper fibre products.

Confectionery wrappers

Confectionery wrappers are made of cellophane, so they can be recycled as energy waste.

Plastic packaging

Bread bags are usually made of plastic, or a combination of paper and plastic. You can recycle plastic packages as energy waste, and in Sweden the one ply plastic bag can be recycled as a new material. Plastic bags can of course be used again for packaging food or other items. Just make sure they are clean!

Confectionary bags are usually made of plastic, and so are the trays used in packaging confectionary, such as filled chocolates and marmalades. You can recycle plastic packages as energy waste. In general confectionary bags are multi ply, and this type of material is today hard to recycle directly into a new material.


Packages made of aluminium, such as aluminium foil wiener nougat wrappers and pie trays, can be recycled with waste metal. Remember to wash the trays with cold water before recycling.

Other packaging materials such as rubber and wood

Check the recycling of other materials with your local waste management company.

Please note that recycling schemes vary country by country and it is not possible to recycle some materials everywhere.

What do we at Fazer do?

While you recycle and reuse, we at Fazer do the same thing. Here are a couple of examples of interesting things that might not be that visible for you but happen every day, all year round. 

Wooden pallets

Wooden pallets are the only kind of wooden packaging used by Fazer. We use the same pallets for several years. We repair broken pallets and recycle the waste wood to produce other wood and paper products, among others.

Fazer’s plastic crates go around for a long time

There are a total of 330,000 blue Fazer transport crates in Finland. Our blue crates are used to deliver all fresh products from Fazer’s Finnish bakeries, and one crate travels around for 15 years, in average. Only export products and frozen products are transported in corrugated boxes. The blue plastic crates are useful even when broken, as the crates can be recycled to produce new plastic packaging.