Green Dot Cyprus is a member of the Organisation EXPRA (Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance) which is a European organization, set up in 2013, with the aim of effective promotion and implementation of the principle of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging waste. The basic principle of the Organization is the offer of quality services for the management of waste to all individuals, which is a component element of a global and viable vision for waste management.
The Organization EXPRA aims at offering solutions to waste management in a way that makes efficient and effective use of resources. The members of EXPRA are non-profit organizations, each of which represents obligate organizations of each country, offering to its company-members solutions for the management of their waste.
Members of EXPRA aim at offering services that benefit of residents and industry, at the same time cooperating for this purpose with the Local Authorities of each area. This cooperation ensures that the results of the environmental management of waste will be used in the best possible way for the benefit of society.
Members of EXPRA come from 24 different countries: Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.
In all these countries, the principle of the Extended Producer Responsibility is a basic principle of effective management of the environment and of waste. The number of EXPRA members is expected to increase in the near future with the addition of more countries.
More information for EXPRA is available at www.expra.eu
Green Dot Cyprus is also a member or the largest World network of systems of Packaging Recovery Management known as PRO-EUROPE (Packaging Recovery Organisation Europe) which is also the official manager of the recycling trademark, known as “green dot”.
Our Organization as a member of the Pro Europe network has the exclusive right to the use of the “Green Dot” trademark in Cyprus. Green Dot Cyprus allows its members the non-exclusive right to use the trademark, allowing them to display it on their packaging.
The Green Dot trademark on packaging it means that for such packaging a financial contribution has been paid by the members, in a national packaging recovery company, in the case of Cyprus, it is Green Dot.
The participation of GDC in Pro Europe is most significant because it gives Green Dot Cyprus in the same family with equivalent organizations in other countries. In particular, it offers the opportunity to Green Dot Cyprus to exchange views and to benefit from the experience of other members on issues regarding packaging waste recovery. With this participation, Green Dot Cyprus becomes a member of the European and Global arena with regard to the packaging issues.
Through Pro Europe, members can transfer and negotiate the joint position of all Systems on issues that relate to the changes of the European Legislation and other issues and decisions of the European Union that affect the sector.
The countries participating in PRO – Europe can be found here
More information for PRO – Europe are available at www.pro-e.org.