The Green Dot

The Green Dot is one of the most widely used recycling symbols on packaging. Its usage means that the producer of the packaging has contributed to the end recovery of packaging

The Green Dot is not in itself a recycling symbol nor does it mean that the packaging material on which it is marked is either recycled, or made using recyclable content. It is more a mark of the producer’s environmental responsibility and contribution to recycling.

Repak is the sole registered licensor of the Green Dot trade mark for the Republic of Ireland under a legal agreement entered into with Pro Europe s.a.r.l.

All members of Repak have an automatic right to display the Green Dot on their packaging in accordance with a Green Dot Licence Agreement offered by Repak.

A guide to the technical usage of the Green Dot can be found here

Repak Green Dot Licensees 

Producers who are not members of Repak may also register to obtain a licence to use the Green Dot on their packaging. Included in this category are companies that:

Are registered in the Republic of Ireland and are either below the de minimis levels as set out in the European Union (Packaging) Regulations


Are registered self-compliers with their local authorities?


Are importers of packaged products bearing the trade mark who otherwise may not have an obligation under the European Union (Packaging) Regulations

A separate fee structure applies for a stand-alone Green Dot licence and applies to products offered for sale in the Republic of Ireland only. These are based on a cost per kg per material type of packaging marked with the symbol. *Any products sent for export are subject to local Green Dot fees that apply in the importing country.

To apply for a Green Dot license, Click here

To view the Green Dot license agreement, Click here 

To view a list of our Green Dot LicenceesClick here

To view the Green Dot Trade Mark agreement and Terms & Conditions, Click here

*Details of fees that apply in other markets can be found on the Pro Europe website: