Do you sell packaged goods?

You should be a member of a Collective Extended Producer Responsibility System (SCRAP, in Spanish), like the one provided by Ecoembes, if your business is in charge of introducing household plastic, paper, cardboard, metal, and carton packaging to the market for the first time.

By becoming a circular business in this way, you may use the packaging waste you produce as raw material to create new goods.

In addition, from 2025 you must also take responsibility for the waste generated by your commercial and industrial packaging, an obligation in which we also help you to make it easier for you.

Is your household packaging affected?

Household packaging is that used for products intended for use or consumption by individuals, regardless of their primary, secondary or tertiary nature, provided that this packaging is likely to be purchased by the consumer in shops, regardless of the place of sale or consumption.

Placing on the market is when a product is first made available by a professional in Spanish territory.

Your company must comply with the legislation for household packaging if...

  1. You place goods on the market that are likely to reach the final consumer within the national territory and are packaged under your own or a distribution brand.

  2. You make or package goods that are likely to reach the final consumer within the national territory.

  3. You import goods that are likely to reach the final consumer within the national territory.

  4. You are a business that offers a product in addition to bags, wrappers, and trays.

  5. You engage in e-commerce.

Know your responsibilities involving household packaging

Since 1996, Ecoembes has assisted businesses with recycling, environmental law compliance, and packaging design based on eco-design principles.

Here, we outline your responsibilities in relation to your household packaging and how we can support you.


Control packaging waste effectively

Learn about joining Ecoembes.

Draft a packaging declaration every year

Find out the appropriate management costs as well as which packaging to include.

Reducing the impact of packaging on the environment

We support your efforts to include eco-design in the production of your packaging.

Are you a foreign company? Here’s what you should know.

If you are a foreign company that markets packaged products on the Spanish market, directly or through distance selling, you must have an authorized representative in Spain, through which you must be listed in the MITERD Registry of Product Producers, and join a Collective Extended Producer Responsibility System (SCRAP), such as the one offered by Ecoembes.

Learn more about the companies that have already joined Ecoembes

Over 16,000 businesses have already signed up with Ecoembes to comply with the EPR for their household packaging. Learn their names and the Autonomous Community where they are located.

Do you have a certain business in mind? Make it simple with our search engine.

Rules for managing packaging waste

Learn about the most recent national and European laws governing the handling of packaging waste.

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