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.Read more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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 MyWaste.ie, Ireland’s official guide to managing your waste.View campaigns
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 Pakman Awards 2021 now.Pakman website
IPR wins Overall Pakman Award 2021
Irish Packaging Recycling (IPR) was awarded the top accolade at the Pakman Awards 2021, the Overall Pakman Award, for its efforts in helping Ireland meet its recycling targets set by the EU.View 2021 winners
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