Financing

The system is financed by fillers and importers of packaged goods.

The total fee of each packaging consists of two parts:

  • The fixed fee, which is 0,04 eurocent per packaging (that is per sales unit or per item of packaging) and 
  • The weight-based fee, which is different for each packaging material.  

The system operates practically at no profit, therefore all revenues are used to finance the municipal recovery projects, which are carried out in cooperation with the system, the communication and the overhead expenses and finally some R&D projects.

 

Financing Part 2

Tarrifs

How are the licence fees calculated?

 

Contribution based on weight

(€/t)

 

Paper and cardboard packaging

52,50

 

Beverage cartons

57,00

 

Plastics

66,00

 

Aluminium

8,80

 

Steel

21,00

 

Glass

10,90

 

Wood

9,50

 

Others

66,00

 

 

Country: Greece

 

 

Example 1:

 

 

can filled with corn

 

 

Calculation of licence fees for 1 item

 

 

 

 

 

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:

FEE (Cent)

 

45,63 g x 2,00 Cent/kg of tinplate = 0,0958 Cent

0,10

 

2,55 g x 5,25 Cent/kg of paper = 0,0133 Cent

0,01

 

 

 

 

calculation of item fee:

 

 

Fixed contribution = 0,04 Cent/can

0,04

 

subtotal

0,15

 

 

 

 

reduction quota

 

 

subtotal net

 

 

VAT 21 %= 0,0315

0,03

 

grand total gross

0,18

 

 

 

 

Country: Greece

 

 

Example 2:

 

 

cardboard box with plastic window for headset

 

 

Calculation of licence fee for 1 item

 

 

 

 

 

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:

FEE (Cent)

 

106,8 g x 5,00 Cent/kg of paper = 0,5607 Cent

0,56

 

9,28 g x 6,17 Cent/kg of plastic = 0,0612 Cent

0,06

 

 

 

 

calculation of item fee:

 

 

Fixed contribution = 0,04 Cent/box

0,04

 

subtotal

0,66

 

 

 

 

reduction quota

 

 

subtotal net

 

 

VAT 21 % = 0,1386

0,14

 

grand total gross

0,80