Sekopak is financed through fees. According to the Law on Packaging and Packaging Waste that introduced “producers’ responsibility” and “polluter pays” principles, as of June, 2010, contracts with packaging waste management operators have to be signed by Serbian industry, making it possible to introduce fees and tariffs for placed packaging. According to the Law on Packaging and Packaging Waste the Basic Principles set out in Article 4 of the Law are:
- shared responsibility of all actors according to the “polluter pays” principle during the product’s life cycle;
- prevention of generation of packaging waste;
- re-use of packaging, recycling and other methods of using packaging waste and reducing final disposal;
- Voluntary agreements in packaging waste management.