Green Dot Web-Links
In many countries in Europe the principle of producer responsibility have applied within the last years: Once packaging have served their purpose, manufactures and vendors have to take them back, arrange for eco-friendly recovery, and finally document the entire procedure involved. These duties are assumed to local collecting and recycling organisations, often named as "Green Dot".
By paying what is called a license fee, the responsible company for the product acquires the right to use the "Green Dot" logo on the packaging. In general the license fee is depending on the material and the weight of the packaging.
As moulded fiber products belong to the paper fraction, the "Green Dot" fee is low, especially in comparism with plastic products.
Green Dot Fees / Packaging Tax
|Paper / Kg||Plastic / Kg|
|Germany:||*||0,175 Euro||1,296 Euro|
|Sweden:||0,45 SKr||1,25 SKr|
|Netherlands:||0,064 Euro||0,355 Euro|
|Spain:||0,051 Euro||0,329 Euro|
Prices from April 2008
* Within some systems additional fees by unit (also depending of the size of the unit) can occur.