PRO EUROPE offers inter alia a forum for cooperation of the national Green Dot organisations. Its functions are as follows:

  • Based on uniform regulations, it grants the right to use the mark "Der GrĂ¼ne Punkt" (the "Green Dot") to nationally recognised systems set up by fillers, packaging producers and retailers to implement the European Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste dated December 20, 1994.
  • It develops and checks criteria governing the award of the mark the "Green Dot" to manufacturers, distributors and fillers of packaging and/or packed products in agreement with the European Anti-Trust Commissions. 
  • With the cooperation of national collection and recovery systems, the "Green Dot" is to be made into a trade mark of European dimension. The partners of PRO EUROPE are committed to respecting the common meaning of the logo as follows: The mark the "Green Dot" on packaging means that, for such packaging, a financial contribution has been paid to a national packaging recovery company that has been set up in accordance with the principles defined in the European Directive No. 94/62 and its national law.
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