About us

Independent, non-profit association of manufacturers and importers of packaging and packaged products

The Romanian Association for Packaging and the Environment (ARAM) is an independent, non-profit association of producers and importers of packaging and packaged products, established in 2001.

The association aims to identify, evaluate, analyze, promote and support the implementation in Romania of correct and balanced environmental policies and strategies regarding the impact on the economy and on the environment of packaging waste management systems. The implementation of one or more efficient packaging waste management systems must meet legal requirements, take account of best practices in the field at European level, and, also, effectively protect the environment.

Efficiency in packaging waste management supports the fulfillment of the obligations of extended producer responsibility as well as environmental protection objectives.

ARAM has been a member of EUROPEN since 2008 (The European Organization for Packaging and the Environment)

ARAM is a member of the National Standardization Body (ASRO) within the Technical Committees

CT 270 Packaging and distribution of goods from 2020
CT 108 Plastics and rubber, methods of analysis and products from 2021


ARAM aims to support the practical solutions needed to cope with the impact on the environment caused by the packaging used, in such a way that Romanian consumers continue to enjoy, through the variety of packaging, the widest possible range of products. This approach must harmonize economic interests with those of environmental protection and try to minimize the amount of waste in landfills throughout the country.

ARAM considers that:

  • The common goal of industry, central and local government authorities and the community must be an integrated system for recovering used packaging that is both economically and environmentally useful.
  • There must be complete freedom in the choice of materials used for the packaging of consumer goods, provided that the application of internationally recognized sanitary standards.

Non-returnable packaging, after its contents have been consumed, does not necessarily represent worthless waste: the creation of secondary markets for their materials would be a stimulus and a real possibility for the recovery of these packaging.

  • Consequently, any future packaging legislation must take into account both returnable and non-returnable packaging, thus in line with the European trend, as defined in the European Union Packaging and Waste Packaging Directive, adopted. in December 1994.
  • Once packaging can no longer be used as a container, organizations and authorities involved in packaging waste (industry, consumers, central and local government authorities) must each correctly assume their share of responsibility in solving the problem. .
  • The industry must be allowed to organize through packaging legislation herself the way he assumes his share of responsibility.
  • The only realistic way to set up an efficient system for recovering used packaging is step by step, allowing all recovery options (recycling, incineration with energy recovery, bio-methanation). This step-by-step approach is essential for creating viable secondary markets for the materials involved.


ALPLA Packaging Romania
Apemin Tușnad
Ball Beverage Packaging Ludesch
British American Tobacco România Trading
Coca-Cola HBC Romania
Danone PDPA
Henkel Romania
JT International Manufacturing Romania
L’Oreal Romania
Mars Romania
Maspex Romania
Premier Restaurants Romania
Nestle Romania
Philip Morris Romania
Procter & Gamble Marketing Romania
Quadrant - Amroq Beverages
Red Bull Romania
Romaqua Group
Tetra Pak Romania
Unilever România
Ursus Breweries

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