I've seen this symbol on some cosmetic-type products lately and wondered what it meant.
The Green Dot is a recognized symbol indicating that a financial contribution has been paid to a national packaging recovery company, that has been set up in accordance with the principles defined in the European Directive for packaging waste and its national law. It is NOT a recycling symbol. Fillers, packers and importers are able to attach the Green Dot to all packaging, once the respective manufacturer has paid the licence fee. The fees in these countries are evaluated by the relevant licensor, according to the volume, material and weight of the packaging.
The Green Dot is not a recycling symbol, nor does it indicate that the the packaging is recyclable or made from recycled material.