How the system operates

A person who placed the packaging and non-packaging products on the Slovak market that have a potential to end-up as a municipal waste bears the entire responsibility. This principle is called Extended Producer Responsibility. Such producers are associated by the Producer Responsibility Organization for packaging (PRO for packaging).

NATUR-PACK, as one of the PRO for packaging fulfills for its clients (producers) the legislatively required obligations. The company finances the system of separated waste collection by the resources acquired from these producers in the contracted municipalities.

NATUR-PACK helps the municipalities to educate the public in the sector of waste generation prevention, waste separation, on the possibilities of waste management and other important issues.

The municipalities are the key partners in the field of separate collection of the municipal waste.

The producer of packaging and non-packaging products: physical person – entrepreneur or legal person who places on the SR market packaging and non-packaging products by a method defined by the actual legislation Collection company is a legal person that acts in the system of extended producer responsibility as a partner of the PRO and respective municipality (self – government). Collection company ensures the collection of separated components of the municipal waste. In the extended producer responsibility the municipality (self-government) acts as a contractual partner of PRO and collection a legal person with registered office in the SR founded, owned and operated exclusively by the producers of specified products with a domicile in some of the Member States. PRO in compliance with the granted authorization of the Ministry of Environment ensures on the basis of the contract on performance of specified obligations fulfillment of these obligations on behalf of the represented producers of specified product. PRO reimburse to the full extent the costs of separated collection in the partner municipalities.