Bags used in stores

Bags used in stores

Bags used in stores

This refers to those bags that are handed out or bought in stores for the consumer to transport goods. The most common examples are bags with handles and plain plastic bags used to package bulk goods (fruits, sweets, meat, etc.) at the time of sale.

Responsibility under Packaging Law

R.D. 782/1998 of 30 April specifies that these bags are packaging, and that the owner of the store that supplies them is responsible for them. The possibility exists, however, for the manufacturers, intra- Community purchasers or importers of these bags to voluntarily act as intermediaries between the store and Ecoembes.

The store can request that any manufacturer or supplier of bags that voluntarily joins Ecoembes by signing this agreement handle the declaration and pay the Green Dot fee for the bags that it markets.

The manufacturer or supplier will pass the Green Dot fee on to the store. This amount will be explicitly shown on any invoice that is issued so that the store can verify and prove that it is in compliance with its legal obligations.

The agreement will only be valid for bags handed out in stores and shall in no case be applicable to other types of packaging.