Since 1990, the Green Dot has set up and organized the world's first dual system for the end-consumer, high-quality recycling of sales packaging. Today it is a leading provider of take-back systems.
In order to exempt industry and trade from their obligation to take back and recycle waste according to the statutory packaging regulations, the Green Dot set up a second (dual) waste disposal system in addition to the public waste disposal system. It has been the first system in the world to recycle used sales packaging since 1991 and recover raw materials for the economic cycle.
The “Der Grüne Punkt” brand, which was created for the recycling process, is protected worldwide and is one of the best-known trademarks internationally. It is used in many countries as a funding symbol for packaging recycling. The Green Dot is a member of the umbrella organization PRO Europe .