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Our Regional Reports are proving to be a big hit both with you, our readers, and with the companies we visit. The basis of our Regional Reports is simple: we visit PET users worldwide and invite them to tell us about the PET business in their countries.
In this issue we have headed north to the Baltic for the first of our reports into the PET business in Finland. It proved to be an interesting visit. Following the government’s decision to drop the tax on one-way packaging, Finnish consumers have now regained their appetite for it. Within months of the announcement, PET refillables had vanished from the market whilst glass refillables continued to lose market share. Unsurprisingly perhaps, purchases of new PET filler equipment showed a dramatic increase.