Why join ARA

ARA AG is owned by the businesses to whom the Austrian Packaging Ordinance pertains. We provide our customers with compliance services at the lowest sustainable cost. ARA operates on a non-profit basis in the core business, while at the same time observing sound business principles with maximum efficiency and cost transparency

Your advantages at a glance

  • No need to think about the take-back, re-use and recovery obligations you have for household or commercial packaging you placed on the market
  • No need to meet recycling ratios for each packaging material
  • No need to think about your obligations regarding information, documentation and proof of compliance towards consumers and the authorities
  • Less time and effort spent on bookkeeping:
    1 contract
    1 contact person
    1 packaging data report
  • Right to use the Green Dot symbol:
    You are entitled to use the symbol on packaging you place on the market in Austria, provided that the packaging is covered by a compliance agreement with ARA.
  • A voice in decision-making through the ARA association
  • Level playing field thanks to identical terms and conditions for all ARA license partners