Der Grüne Punkt - 05. June 2018

Der Grüne Punkt joins new alliance of leading European producer responsibility organisations

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Cologne, 5 June 2018. Der Grüne Punkt and other European producer responsibility organisations (PROs) have formed PROsPA (Producer Responsibility Organisations Packaging Alliance). The alliance fosters the exchange of knowledge and experiences between PROs operating in different settings but with a common goal: providing a comprehensive environmental compliance service to its customers, when it comes to packaging and packaging waste and developing a circular economy in Europe. Der Grüne Punkt believes that the diversity of operating models among its European counterparts constitutes an asset in the search for the best solutions for a more sustainable planet. PROsPA’s members include PROs that operate in both competition and monopoly systems and under very different operational scopes of waste management.

In addition to Der Grüne Punkt, PROsPA's members are ARA (Austria), Citeo (France), Repak (Ireland), Rekopol (Poland), Sociedade Ponto Verde (Portugal) and Valpak (United Kingdom). Its main goals are:

  • to make a contribution to maximising the efficient use of packaging resources by strengthening the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and eco-design of packaging
  • to deliver solutions that help achieve targets and the environmental benefits associated with them and in accordance with the interests of members and customers of the PROs in the alliance
  • to align PROs’s positions on key aspects while recognising the diversity of implementation models in the different member countries
  • to foster cooperation along the packaging value chain

PROsPA has just launched its website (www.prospalliance.org) to inform its stakeholders and open a new channel for communication.

About PROsPA
PROsPA is an Alliance for cooperation and exchange between leading packaging Producer Responsibility Organisations (PRO) in Europe, operating in countries that together represent over 50% of the population and over 60% of GDP of the EU-28. The main task of its members is to manage the efficient implementation of adequate national packaging waste collection and recovery systems.

Your contact person:
Norbert Völl, Tel.: +49 (0) 22 03 / 937-507

About the Der Grüne Punkt Group:
The companies of Der Grüne Punkt are service providers for extended producer responsibility, leading suppliers of secondary raw materials for plastics, and premium producers of plastic recyclates, and as such positioned as the premier solution providers for the needs of the closed-cycle economy. Der Grüne Punkt – Duales System Deutschland GmbH (DSD) is the market leader of the dual systems in Germany, and stands for intelligent take-back systems, plus the development and marketing of innovative recyclates and services. Systec Plastics, at its facilities in Eisfeld and Hörstel, produces premium-quality recyclates under the Systalen brand name for the international market. The companies are grouped together in DSD – Duales System Holding GmbH & Co. KG.