Financing
We have two sources of income
74%
of our income comes from the Green Dot fee, which is paid by more than 8,200 packaging companies legally bounded to take care of their waste.
If you wat more details about our financing, see our anual accounts.
26%
of the income comes from the marketing of Waste Glass Packaging as a raw material to manufacture new glass packagings.
If you wat more details about our financing, see our anual accounts.
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Green Dot
SYMBOL OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

Surely, you have seen the Green Dot icon that appears on labels of single-use glass packaging that you purchase in shops and supermarkets. This symbol means that the company that manufactured the glass packaging is financing the glass packaging recycling system -managed by Ecovidrio complying with the Extended Producer Responsibility Principle- with a fee for each glass packaging that it puts on the market.

8.237 packaging companies finance the recycling system via the Green Dot
2.557 are directly associated with Ecovidrio
Commercialisation of glass packaging waste
THE RAW MATERIAL OF OUR NEW GLASS PACKAGINGS

The recycling chain transforms waste into cullet, which is a valuable raw material for manufacturers of new glass packaging. Bear in mind that glass is fully recyclable and, therefore, is completely reincorporated into the production cycle.

 

A commercialisation process that provides income to maintain the system also arises in this transformation of waste into raw material.

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So, what percentage of the investment is destined to each of these actions?

 

Learn more about our treatment and selling process of glass packaging waste.

 

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Investment
DISCOVER HOW WE MANAGE THE RESOURCES

As a non-profit entity, at Ecovidrio we reinvest the entirety of our income into managing the recycling of glass packaging waste guided by principles of efficiency, sustainability and transparency. Our objectives are measured by the increase in collection and recycling rates. We produce no profits.

So, what percentage of the investment is destined to each of these actions? In 2019 for every euro we received from our member companies or from the sale of Glass Packaging Waste, we destined:

 

81 cents
to the heart of our operations: collection of glass packaging, placement and maintenance of glass packagings, designing of intensive plans, and controlling and monitoring of the entire chain throughout the country.
11 cents
were destined to raise awareness, training and mobilising citizens.
8 cents
were allocated to the entity's current expenses and salaries for our teams' efforts.
We invite you to explore the details of all the plans and activities we initiate
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OTHER INTERESTING CONTENT ABOUT THE SYSTEM
How is the rate calculated?

More than 7 out of 10 glass packaging items are recycled in Spain and are subsequently placed in the market. See here the calculation method used by the Ministry.

All you need to know

Here we answer some of the most frequent questions about the recycling system.