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Driving Change - Our Achievements

Working with our Members and stakeholders we are proud to help Ireland exceed EU recycling targets, support in transforming the environmental landscape, and drive behavioural change.

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Exceeding EU Recycling Targets

Ireland continues to exceed all EU recycling targets for the five main materials (plastics, paper, metals, glass, wood) year on year, however, we have significant challenges ahead to meet ambitious 2025 and 2030 targets for plastic recycling.

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Leading packaging optimisation and design

Repak has grown from a ‘compliance scheme’ to a thought-leading, environmental organisation, providing credible knowledge and expertise to many stakeholders on packaging waste, while supporting our members. We challenge our members to improve packaging design and increase the sustainability of their packaging, through the following initiatives.

Helping our members to play their part

Informing policy and legislation

As Ireland's only ‘Packaging Compliance Scheme’, with over 20 years’ expertise, we play a pivotal role in advising Government and EU stakeholders on key issues, legislation and policy relating to packaging, packaging waste and the development of sustainable packaging in a circular economy.

Plastic Strategy 2030

Launched in 2018, this Repak strategy sets out the key actions required for Ireland to achieve challenging new EU recycling targets.

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EU Legislation

Under The Circular Economy Packaging, significant EU Legislation is currently being transposed into Irish law, which Repak will help implement with its members and other stakeholders.

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Educating and raising awareness

We deliver an annual programme of education for consumers and businesses, aimed at raising awareness of recycling, and reducing the environmental impact of packaging waste, and supporting, Ireland’s official guide to managing your waste.

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Celebrating success: The Pakman Awards

The Pakman Awards are the top National  Environmental awards that recognise excellence in recycling and waste management among businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals in Ireland. Watch the highlights of the 2022 Pakman Awards.

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Team Green for Schools

Team Green is 3,400 Repak Members working together for a greener Ireland. Ireland has hit every plastic recycling target since 1997. Help us reach 50% of all plastic recycled by 2025.

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