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The ARA service group is a member of PRO Europe and the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).

PRO Europe

PRO Europe is the European umbrella organisation of packaging compliance schemes that use the Green Dot trademark. The Green Dot symbol signifies to final consumers that the companies that place packaging on the market have fulfilled their producer responsibility obligations by financing the collection and recycling of packaging. PRO Europe has set itself the objective of eliminating trade barriers and promoting the exchange of best practices between its members.


The International Solid Waste Association is a global association of waste management experts and practitioners. Its members include private-sector companies, public enterprises, government agencies, scientists and experts from all fields of waste management research, planning and practice.