Materials

We innovate to increase the use of recycled and renewable materials in our products. By keeping raw materials in circulation for as long as possible, we can minimize our negative impact on the planet.

We want to ensure the materials we use in our products are as sustainable as possible and remain in close circulation for as long as possible. We explore new ways to recycle and recover materials to boost the circularity of our products. We are continuously identifying loops to close so that by 2030, 100% of all waste from our own operations is recovered or recycled, and no waste goes to landfill.

We strive to increase the recycled content of the steel we use. As an example, Fiskars recently introduced recycled scissors made of 100% recycled steel.

In ceramics we aim to improve our recycling opportunities: through our Vintage service, consumers can bring back broken items for us to recycle with our partner. In our manufacturing units we explore opportunities to recycle ceramics waste. As a recent achievement, our ceramic factory in Thailand developed a system to use crushed ceramic waste as a component in refractory bricks instead of going to landfill. At the Iittala Glass Factory all waste glass is re-used, as a raw material for the construction industry in the manufacture of insulation materials, and today as much waste glass as possible is also recycled to create items for the 100% recycled glass collection.

Plastics are quite rightly a hot topic, for us too. Our target is to make all our packaging renewable, preferably recycled, and further recyclable by 2030. Plastics used in our products are subject to stringent quality and safety standards, and we are always looking for more sustainable alternatives.

As forest owners ourselves, the forests are important to us. We are committed to using wood from certified sustainable forests in new wood products and components. We don’t use restricted and endangered wood species. Certain products containing wood are also authorized to use the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™ C108780) certification.

We have ambitious water-saving targets for different parts of our operations to help us ensure we do not waste water.

Fiskars recycled scissors

In 2020, Fiskars introduced an innovative new version of its general-purpose scissors. Made from recycled and 100% recyclable materials, the scissors are reimagined and crafted with sustainability in mind. The scissor handles are made from a material composed of post-consumer plastic and renewable wood fiber; the blades are made from recycled stainless steel. Each pair of scissors is made at a Fiskars factory located in Billnäs, Finland, where they are also meticulously tested by hand. Recycled scissors come in packaging that is made with 100% recycled paper fiber. The recycled scissors are th In 2020, Fiskars introduced an innovative new version of its general-purpose scissors. Made from recycled and 100% recyclable materials, the scissors are reimagined and crafted with sustainability in mind. The scissor handles are made from a material composed of post-consumer plastic and renewable wood fiber; the blades are made from recycled stainless steel. Each pair of scissors is made at a Fiskars factory located in Billnäs, Finland, where they are also meticulously tested by hand. Recycled scissors come in packaging that is made with 100% recycled paper fiber. The recycled scissors are th e first product unveiled from the innovative new scissors series; the range will be expanded in the upcoming years.
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Iittala 100% recycled glass collection

In 2019, the Iittala Glass Factory in Finland was one of the first industrial manufacturers in the world to produce a tumbler made solely out of waste glass. Since then, Iittala has introduced new items to its 100% recycled glass range, creating a curated collection of Iittala’s beloved pieces from different decades, made entirely of recycled glass from the Iittala Glass Factory. Each object made of recycled glass is unique. Waste glass comes about at different stages of the production process: the post-processing of mouth-blown glass, the pouring of molten glass, and quality control should th In 2019, the Iittala Glass Factory in Finland was one of the first industrial manufacturers in the world to produce a tumbler made solely out of waste glass. Since then, Iittala has introduced new items to its 100% recycled glass range, creating a curated collection of Iittala’s beloved pieces from different decades, made entirely of recycled glass from the Iittala Glass Factory. Each object made of recycled glass is unique. Waste glass comes about at different stages of the production process: the post-processing of mouth-blown glass, the pouring of molten glass, and quality control should th e item not fulfil Iittala’s strict quality requirements. At the Iittala Glass Factory, all waste glass is reused or recycled. Using recycled materials saves natural resoures.
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