Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

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200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2019 - 01/12/2019

Lobbyists declared: 1 FTE (2)

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Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0

Meetings with European Commission: 2

Lobbying costs over the years:


Extended Producer Responsibility Alliance (EXPRA)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

382147211686-77 (First registered: 05 Aug 2013)

Goals / Remit

(EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ALLIANCE) is the umbrella organisation for packaging and packaging waste recovery and recycling systems which are owned by obliged industry and work on a not-for-profit basis. EXPRA acts as the authoritative voice and common policy platform representing the interests of all its member packaging recovery and recycling organisations founded and run by or on behalf of obliged industry.

These national recovery organisations are pursuing similar goals, essentially finding themselves and their stakeholders in a similar situation. They have set themselves the task of relieving industrial companies and commercial enterprises of their individual obligation to take back used sales packaging through the operation of a scheme which fulfills these obligations on a nation-wide basis on behalf of their member companies.

The aim is to ensure the recovery and recycling of packaging waste in the most economically efficient and ecologically sound manner. Apart from requiring the co-ordination and alignment of individual member positions, the task of safeguarding common interests involves the projection of a coherent, unified policy and image to the outside world.

Producer Responsibility has evolved into a proven concept in many countries as implementation of the European and other national policy goals. Industry in more than 30 countries all over the world are using producer responsibility as one economic tool to ensure the collection and recycling / recovery of used (household) packaging. the 26 member compliance schemes of EXPRA working toward this objective are today in place in 24 countries, including 17 EU member states.

The members of EXPRA wish to demonstrate that the recycling of used packaging is an important step on the path towards the sustainable development that is necessary to safeguard our planet for future generations. Their work in and outside Europe is both successful and transparent. Incorporated as an international not for profit alliance under Belgian law, EXPRA is headquartered in 1140 Brussels, Avenue des Olympiades 2


Circular Economy legislative, new EU Waste legislation, EU Plastics Strategy, Single Use Plastics Directive, Circular Plastics Alliance, EU Plastic Pact, further transposition of the new EU legislation in MS


Head office:
Avenue des Olympiades 2
Brüssel 1140

Tel: 49 1712017055