Recycling products and packages

When you have unpacked your Smedbo product, we are happy to see that you do not throw the packaging in the household waste but instead sort it in a suitable way so that it can be recycled into new material or for energy recovery.

With the high quality of our products and stylish solid designs, we believe that they will adorn bathrooms for many years. When the day comes and you wish to replace them, we ask you to sort and recycle the products in the best possible way.

This is how our packaging and products should be recycled

Packaging

  • Corrugated cardboard / cardboard: such as our packaging for mirrors, towel rails and larger freestanding products should be sorted as corrugated cardboard or cardboard. This type of material is recycled and used in the manufacture of new packaging.
  • Paper: The printed card in the packaging of all wall-hung products is made of paper. Sort the card as paper packaging. Paper can be processed and turned into new paper products and surface layers on gypsum boards.
  • Magazines / papers: this includes the installation guides that come with our products. Remember to keep newspapers / paper and paper packaging separate so that the newspapers can be recycled more easily and become new newspapers.
  • Soft plastic is sometimes used as protection for our products or for storage of, for example, screws or other small details. Soft plastic can be recycled and turned into new packaging or used for energy recovery.
  • The PET hard plastic is used in the plastic capsule in which many of our products are packaged. The capsule is sorted as hard plastic packaging and can then be made into raw material for different types of plastic products.

Products

  • Metal such as brass and stainless steel must be sorted as scrap metal at the recycling center. The metals are separated and sent to smelters, steel mills and foundries where they become raw materials for new metal products.
  • Electronics includes all products that have cables and connectors, such as towel rails and make-up mirrors. These products should be sorted as electrical waste or small electronics and then disassembled and sorted to recycle valuable metals from, for example, circuit boards and cables.
  • Batteries are used in several of our make-up mirrors. In some mirrors you can easily change the batteries. Consumed batteries must then be handed in in battery cases or other, for batteries intended, collection containers at recycling centers, in environmental cabins, shops, etc.

Several of our mirrors have built-in lithium-ion batteries. These are rechargeable and have a very long shelf life. When the battery in a rechargeable mirror no longer can be charged, the entire mirror must be sorted as electrical waste.

 

  • Glass and porcelain from our toothbrush cups, soap cup pairs, soap dispensers, bathroom shelves and containers for toilet brushes should be sorted as residual waste or as fillers at your recycling center. Residual waste is incinerated and turned into energy and heat, while filling materials can be used in, for example, construction work.
  • Mirror glass from our make-up mirrors can be sorted as residual waste or as filling materials at the recycling center. If mirror glass is thrown in the residual waste, it is important that you pack it well so that no one is injured on sharp edges.

 

Text about recycling is based on information from nsr.se och sopor.nu.