Prevention plans

Planes de prevención

Prevention plans

So as to reduce the environmental impact of packaging and make it more sustainable, those companies that package or that import packaged products that exceed specified weight thresholds of marketed materials are required to create a Corporate Prevention Plan (PEP).

This is required by Royal Decree 782/1998, which is implemented by Law 11/1997 on Packaging.

See if your company is required to have a PEP

How can I comply with this legal requirement?

You can comply with this legal requirement by creating an individual plan or by taking plan in a group plan. At Ecoembes we offer you the chance to take part in our no-cost Corporate Prevention Plan (PEP) alongside 2,000 companies that represent over 90% of the material processed by Ecoembes.

The following table indicates the obligations that a company assumes when it decides to meet the legal requirement by creating an individual PEP, compared with the obligations if you choose to use Ecoembes' sector-based PEP.

What benefits does taking part in the group PEP created by Ecoembes offer?

Working on eco-design since 1999

We have achieved many advances since the prevention plans for our industry were first implemented in 1999. The most notable is a 17% reduction in the Kr/Kp (ratio between the weight of the packaging marketed – Kr – and the weight of the product it contains – Kp), thanks to the adoption of over 36,000 prevention measures involving packaging that have yielded savings of over 450,000 tons of raw materials.

From the start, the Group Prevention Plans have benefitted from the participation of leading companies and numerous SMEs from the key sectors in the industry. This allows the information contained in the Prevention Plan and in the annual Tracking Reports to reflect the trends observed and also to give rise to numerous synergies among participating companies, thanks to the incentive that having access to information on industry trends offers them.

Reductions in packaging weight