What is an EPR?
The Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme came out as a result of La Ley 11/1997, de 24 de abril, de Envases y Residuos de Envases (Law 11/1997, April 24, on Packaging and Waste Packaging Law). Since then, at Ecovidrio we have been responsible for reducing and recycling glass packaging waste, to prevent and reduce its impact on the environment.
Packaging companies can join the EPR scheme and thus delegate their waste management. Obliged companies finance our system via the Green Dot* and thanks to them we can initiate awareness-raising programmes for citizens, and put in place collection infrastructures and plans for prevention and eco-design.