Financing

Financing

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
  3. Wood 0.013 0.011
  4. Ceramics 0.170 0.140
  5.1. Ferrous metals small < 3 l 0.260 0.235
  5.2. Ferrous metals large ≥ 3 l
 and metal hoops
0.110 0.090
  5.3. Aluminium 0.420 0.380
  6. Textiles 0.265 0.200
  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
0.620 0.590
  7.1. EPS (e. g. Styrofoam ®) ≥ 0.1 kg 0.190 0.190
  8. Composite materials
(without beverage composite cartons)
0.600 0.580
  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

Examples:

 

Financing Part 2

  Country: Austria  
  Example 1:  
  can filled with corn  
  Calculation of licence fees for 1 item (fees of 2012)  
     
  packaging data per can:  
  weight of tinplate: 45.63 gramm  
  paper label: 2.55 gramm  
  volume of can: 425 ml  
     
  calculation of weight related fee: Cent
  45.63 g x 23.50 Cent/kg of tinplate = 1.072305 Cent 1.072 Cent
  2.55 g x 10.00 Cent/kg of paper = 0.0255 0.026 Cent
     
  calculation of item fee:  
     
  subtotal 1.098 Cent
     
  reduction quota 0
  subtotal net 1.098 Cent
  VAT 20 % 0.220 Cent
  grand total gross 1.318 Cent
   


  Country: Austria  
  Example 2:  
  cardboard box with plastic window for headset  
  Calculation of licence fee for 1 item (fees of 2012)  
     
  packaging data per box:  
  weight of box: 106.8 gramm  
  plastic window: 9.28 gramm  
  15.5 cm x 22 cm x 7.7 cm = 2625.7 cm³  
     
  calculation of weight related fee: Cent
  106.8 g x 10.00 Cent/kg of paper = 1.068 Cent 1.068 Cent
  9.28 g x 59.00 Cent/kg of plastic = 0.54752 Cent 0.548 Cent
     
  calculation of item fee:  
     
  subtotal 1.616 Cent
     
  reduction quota 0
  subtotal net 1.616 Cent
  VAT 20 % 0.323 Cent
  grand total gross 1.939 Cent