The Green Dot was first
started to be used in Germany between the years 1990 - 1991 for
identifying packagings within a special collection system called the
Green Dot System. The Green Dot sign started to be used in Germany
was furthermore started to be used in France, Austria and Belgium in
the forthcoming years.
Upon the Green Dot sign
becoming widespread in EU member countries, the "Packaging
Recovery Organization Europe - PRO Europe" was established in
1995 and the Green Dot became the official sign of the organization.
The Green Dot has become an
internationally reputable model contributing to the performance of
industrial liability of the companies included in the system adopting
the "polluter pays" principle. When you see a "Green Dot"
sign on a package, this means that a financial contribution has been
made for that packaging to the packaging recovery Corporation
established in accordance with the principles defined with the EU
Regulation numbered 94/62 with regard to packaging and packaging
EXPRA - EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ALLIANCE
EXPRA EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ALLIANCE, is a non-profit and an umbrella organization founded in 2013 with regard to the recovery of packaging and packaging waste recovery under the obligation of industry. The purpose of the establishment of EXPRA is to become an authorized voice and common platform representing the packaging waste recovery corporations founded and operated by and on behalf of the member marketers.
Producer responsibility model is one of the European Union and other political targets in many countries. In more than 30 countries throughout the World, the industry uses the producer responsibility for the collection and enabling the recovery of domestic waste. Today, there are eighteen countries member to EXPRA working pursuant to this objective: Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and turkey represented by the ÇEVKO Foundation.
The International Solid Waste
ISWA is a non-profit independent organization working in order to encourage and develop sustainable waste management throughout the World. ISWA, having more than 1000 members from 70 different countries, has a wide and extensive network with regard to solid waste management.
ISWA carries out its works with regard to solid waste management projects it has put into practice in order to to encourage and develop sustainable waste management throughout the World in cooperation with many local and international corporations.
At ISWA, to which we became a member in 2010 as ÇEVKO Foundation, while we share our knowledge and experience regarding the packaging waste recovery we have been carrying out with success within the framework of Regulation on Packaging Waste Control in Turkey, we also get in touch with ISWA member persons and corporations and act in cooperation with common objectives.