PROsPA (Producer Responsibility Organisations Packaging Alliance) is an Alliance for cooperation and exchange between leading packaging recovery organisations (PRO) in Europe, operating in countries that together represent over 50% of the population and over 60% of GDP of the EU-28.
ARA, CITEO, Der Grüne Punkt, Sociedade Pontoverde, Rekopol, REPAK, and Valpak operate under the Extended Producer Responsability (EPR) principle in Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Ireland and the United Kingdom respectively. All are members of PRO Europe sprl. The main task of PRO Europe’s members is to manage the efficient implementation of adequate national collection and recovery systems.
Citeo was created by businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their packaging materials and paper by transforming them into resources. With its subsidiary Adelphe, Citeo provides advice and solutions to its customers — manufacturers, businesses, distributors and consumer services — to help them affordably meet their responsibilities related to end-of-life packaging materials and paper. Over the last 25 years, businesses have invested more than €9.5 billion to finance selective collection and to create recycling industries with municipalities and industrial and operating partners. Today, 70% of packaging materials and 59% of paper are recycled in France thanks to sorting, which has become the No. 1 community action for the environment. Acting to achieve real savings in resources in France, Citeo has set itself three priorities: simplify sorting to enable all citizens to sort all their packaging and paper by 2022; innovate to invent new materials, recycling technologies, collection solutions and markets; and reduce the environmental impact of packaging and paper by supporting companies in implementing eco-design more widely.