Estonian Recovery Organization (ERO) is a non-profit organization. It finances its activities by recovery fee. Once a company concludes a Client Contract, it has a right to attach the Green Dot to packaging circling in the ERO system. In compliance with the user-pays principle, the recovery fees are calculated on the basis of the material used, the weight of items sold. They also take account of the different costs incurred for collecting and sorting the packaging materials and, in the case of plastics, for recycling. The companies pay only for those items of packaging they put on to the Estonian market.
Sales packaging EURO/kg
Glass and ceramics 0,102
Paper and carton, including beverage carton (for milk) 0,105
Beverage carton 0,105
Transport and group packaging
Paper, carton, corrugated board 0,093
Metal 0,128Wood 0,041
ERO pays compensation for the packaging collected by the client himself. Compensation depends on collection, sorting and transportation costs and positive/negative value of material collected.