Waste management is coordinated by a number of organisations across Europe. These are the main ones: Europe: Packaging Recovery Organisation Europe s.p.r.l. (PRO Europe) is the umbrella organization for European packaging and packaging waste recovery and recycling (or 'Green Dot') schemes.
Austria: Altstoff Recycling Austria AG and eight recycling companies form the ARA System in cooperation with regional waste collection companies.
Belgium: FOST Plus is a government approved non profit-making organization born of a voluntary action by the private sector. See the case study on FOST Plus.
Bulgaria: ECOPACK BULGARIA JSC is a non-profit company established in February 2004 by 18 leading Bulgarian and international companies
Cyprus: Green Dot (Cyprus) was established as a non-profit company to recover and recycle packaging materials in the local market.
Croatia: Eko-Ozra was founded in order to take responsibility for packaging put on the Croatian market by its founders/members.
Czech Republic: EKO-KOM was created by the industry to handle recovery of both household and business-to-business packaging.
Estonia: The Estonian Recovery Organization is a non-profit organization created to collect and recover packaging waste.
Finland: The Environmental Register of Packaging is a non-profit firm which works in conjunction with producer organizations as governed by the Finnish Waste Act.
France: Eco-Emballages provides financial and technical support to local authorities which collect household packaging waste.
Germany: Manufacturers and distributors of packaging are obliged to take back and recycle these through Gruener Punkt.
Greece: HERRCO provides the recovery and recycling of packaging waste from household, commercial and industrial sources.
Hungary: ÖKO-Pannon co-ordinates waste management from the output of packers and fillers through to collection and recycling activities.
Iceland: The Icelandic Recycling Fund (Úrvinnslusjóður) is in charge of creating conducive economic conditions for reuse and recovery.
Ireland: Repak assumes responsibility on behalf of its members for the recovery and recycling of packaging waste.
Latvia: Latvijas Zalais Punkts was established in January 2000, by six companies of the packaging industry.
Lithuania: Zaliasis taskas was founded to develop the system for selective collection of household packaging waste.
Luxembourg: Valorlux takes care of the promotion, coordination and financial support of the collection, sorting and recycling of household packaging.
Malta: GreenPak Ltd was established in 2004 to provide a service to producers, importers and traders.
Netherlands: The Nedvang organization organizes the Dutch Packaging and Packaging Waste activities.
Norway: Grønt Punkt Norge AS joined the group of Green Dot organizations in Europe in January 2000.
Poland: Rekopol Organizacja Odzysku S.A. is the first recovery organization in Poland in the field of packaging waste.
Portugal: Sociedade Ponto Verde is licensed to run the VERDORECA recovery system and manage industrial and commercial packaging waste.
Romania: ECO - ROM AMBALAJE S.A. is a non-profit organization implementing the Green Dot system.
Slovakia: Envipak takes responsibility for meeting recycling and recovery targets for all types of packaging waste.
Slovenia: Slopak takes responsibility for meeting recycling and recovery targets and collecting, sorting and recycling of all types of packaging waste.
Spain: ECOEMBES was founded by Spanish trade and industry to run systems created for selective collection of household packaging waste.
Sweden: Förpackningsinsamlingen (The Swedish Packaging Collection Organization) was established to create an ecologically sound and sustainable society for the future.
UK: Doesn't operate a Green Dot Scheme along the lines of European counterparts. Management of the trademark is by Valpak.