Our reason for being and purpose

We were founded more than 25 years ago, and not to manufacture or sell anything. Rather, we set out to fulfill a purpose: to work towards a future without waste, one having a positive impact on the environment and on people's lives. We're working to achieve this out of conviction, firmly believing in what we do, because this purpose is in our very nature. 

We continue to promote the Circular Economy to achieve full packaging circularity through its reduction, reuse and recycling, minimizing its environmental impact. There are many of us who share this responsibility, and we're not going to walk this road alone. We believe in the power of collaboration. Therefore, we forge alliances with companies, administrations and organizations, and join social movements to defend the planet we live on.

As important as fulfilling our purpose is the way we do so. Thus, our commitment is to an environment in which human beings can live. We don't think of them as consumers, but rather as people with whom we share causes and concerns, which is why we have close, rapport-based relationships with them that are transformative.

This is why we'll continue to mobilize, be inspiring and, above all, useful. Because we're not just managers, we're promoters of a new development model that respects the environment and is compatible with the limits of this planet.

Because our passion and our work is the environment, for which we are recognizable and recognized. But we didn't get involved in this for the recognition. We did so to solve a problem that we shared with citizens, companies, and administrations. We are, therefore, solvers, not just advocates. And we're not afraid of challenges, which is why we offer packaging solutions that are effective, efficient, and innovative, and that guarantee compliance.

It's also in our nature to maintain close, honest and transparent relationships with society. We speak the language of the people, because we know that it will be society, based on conviction, that will help us achieve our purpose and spread it. The most valuable thing we've learned is that we are what we do, and we know it's time to start over, to do things differently. Therefore, we're proud of our past, but, above all, we're prepared to transform ourselves and continue working towards a greener, more prosperous and inclusive future. 

Let's carry on.

History and Background

Ecoembes was founded in 1996 in order to address the responsibilities resulting from Law 11/97 on packaging. According to this rule, businesses are responsible for recycling the household packaging they put on the market. Ecoembes was developed by packaging businesses, distributors, and manufacturers as a cooperative and effective response to this obligation.

This legislation marks a significant turning point in our nation's transition to a circular economy because it requires businesses to accept responsibility for the environmental impact of waste generated by their products and to help in the raw material recovery process.

Our Proposal

We work for a waste-free future that generates a positive impact on the environment and people's lives.

Our Mission

We go along with companies, public administrations and citizens to face the challenges of the circular economy, with services and solutions for effective, efficient and innovative packaging, based on our experience and knowledge, and from an approach of active transparency.

Our Vision

We aspire to full circularity of packaging, leading management with ambition, co-responsibility and maximum collaboration to promote a new model of development that respects the environment and is compatible with the limits of the planet.

Our Culture and Values

The selective collection of packaging is a reality for 99% of the Spanish population thanks to a superb team of people that go above and beyond their duty to protect the environment and support an activity that encourages recycling.

At Ecoembes, we develop the skills and leadership of our staff, so they may effectively perform their roles. This is a firm commitment with the hope of encouraging participation from our stakeholders in our joint effort to bring the circular economy to our society.



Taking care of the individuals that make up our team is a priority in a company like Ecoembes.

Great Place to Work

According to the consulting company “Great Place to Work”, Ecoembes has been named one of the 50 top companies to work for in Spain in the category of companies with 100 to 250 employees for the eighth consecutive year.

Committed to Work-Life Balance

The "Más Familia" Foundation has awarded Ecoembes a B+ performance rating as a Family Responsible Company (proactive company with work-life balance) for its commitment to a work environment that promotes effective equality between men and women.

Corporate Social Responsibility


At Ecoembes, we are a company with a long-term vision, and our CSR policies are consistent with both our culture and strategy.

To establish and deepen relationships based on trust with our many stakeholders, we advocate shared values and a relational approach focused on active listening, openness, and honesty.

We create shared and targeted channels of communication via openness and trust. We are able, therefore, to plan targeted response activities because we are aware of the expectations of our stakeholders.

Ecoembes is the result of the trust of our shareholders, who founded this organisation with a commitment to effectiveness and environmental respect based on ethics and transparency. We conduct our business with responsibility, eliminating any potential dangers to the economy, society, or the environment.

As they work together to execute the Packaging Waste SCRAP, they serve as a fundamental foundation of the organisation. We provide a good service at a fair price, which makes it easier to comply with legal requirements. We also develop technologies to enhance the environmental performance of packaging.

Recycling and collectors breathe new life into packaging by reintroducing it into the production process. At Ecoembes, we are dedicated to providing them with carefully chosen materials of the agreed-upon quality, rewarding them in an open-book manner, and fostering free market competition.

The Materials Entities represent packaging material manufacturers, collectors, and recyclers. At Ecoembes, we rely on their specific material expertise to perform studies on packaging, monitor trends, and conduct research to make these materials more recyclable.

Our employees are our most precious asset and the reason for our success at Ecoembes. We value the diversity in our staff since it encourages teamwork and a professional work environment. We also put in place work-life balance policies that allow to balance job commitments with family and personal duties.

We actively work with Public Administrations to guarantee that the packaging waste collection and sorting systems are effective from an economic and environmental standpoint. An illustration of the advantages of public-private cooperation is the Integrated Management System, which Ecoembes is in charge of coordinating. Efficiency, environmental protection, technical guidance, and public service are all included in this connection.

Transparency, teamwork, and respect serve as the cornerstones of the interpersonal interactions of Ecoembes. We are willing to share information on the effectiveness of the Integrated Management System's environmental accomplishments and to work together on initiatives of shared interest.

At Ecoembes, our supplier relationships are built on a foundation of trust. We use impartial selection criteria that emphasise technological, financial, and corporate social responsibility factors.

The secret to recycling packaging and its waste is citizen engagement. Therefore, to reduce the negative impact of packing, we transparently share both the outcomes of IMS and the preventative measures of packaging and distribution businesses. Additionally, we are dedicated to completing our purpose to support sustainable development in the packaging waste industry.



In order to build a circular, more affluent, environmentally friendly, and inclusive future, we operate according to a model that has a beneficial impact on both society and the environment. Within this context, Ecoembes directly supports the Sustainable Development Goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations by recycling and going above and beyond recycling.