The costs for the collection and recovery are covered by the license fees that ARA license partners pay to ARA for the reported packaging volumes they put on the market. The revenues are passed on by ARA to operative partners, disposal companies, and communal waste cooperatives.
The fees ARA license partners need to pay are based on the multiplication of the packaging quantities with the respective tariffs. The tariffs are annually calculated by the system operators of the ARA System according to the real costs for the collection, sorting, and recycling of each packaging material.
Due to continuous system improvement and efficiency enhancement, ARA and its partners within the ARA System have been able to reduce the tariffs from year to year, or, where no reductions were feasible, keep them stable.
|Packaging material||Tariffs in € per kg (excl. VAT)|
|as of July 1, 2011||
as of Jan 1, 2012
|1.1.||Sales packaging – paper, cardboard, corrugated board * (Refunding of heavy-duty-bags – turn page)||0.115||0.100|
|1.2.||Transport packaging – paper, cardboard, corrugated board||0.040||0.037|
|2.||Disposable glass packaging||0.071||0.071|
|5.1.||Ferrous metals small < 3 l||0.260||0.235|
|5.2.||Ferrous metals large ≥ 3 l
and metal hoops
|7.0.||Plastics small * < 1.5 m² or < 0.15 kg, hollow bodies < 5 l, EPS < 0.1 kg,
bags ≤ 10 l, net bags < 25 l, multipacks
|7.1.||EPS (e. g. Styrofoam ®) ≥ 0.1 kg||0.190||0.190|
(without beverage composite cartons)
|9.||Industrial, commercial & large plastic packaging (IGP)|
|9.1.||Foils ≥ 1.5 m², Tray foils ≥ 0.25 m² (≥ 6 sales units – food, ≥ 3 sales units – non-food), Hoops, Adhesive tapes||0.105||0.100|
|9.2.||Hollow bodies ≥ 5 l, Bags > 10 l, Net bags ≥ 25 l, Cartridges, Moulded bodies ≥ 0.15 kg (without EPS)||0.105||0.100|
|10.||Packaging materials on a biological basis||0.450||0.450|
* inclusive shopping bags
Financing Part 2