Why Join Repak?

The European Union (Packaging) Regulations 2014  and 2015 require that suppliers/producers of packaging and packaged products have a responsibility to fund the recovery of their used packaging.

What is a Producer?
A person who, for the purposes of trade or otherwise in the course of business, sells or otherwise supplies to other persons packaging, packaging material or packaged products.

A major producer is defined as one with a total annual turnover of €1 million or more and which places 10 tonnes or more of packaging and packaged products onto the Irish market.

Major producers include manufacturers, distributors, packaging manufacturers and convertors, brandholders, importers, retailers and the hospitality sector.

Producers who meet those thresholds  can either self-comply by taking back packaging and registering with their local authority or by joining Repak.

Repak is a business led compliance scheme licensed by the Irish government to collectively fund recovery and recycling of packaging on behalf of Irish producers.

By joining Repak, a producer is fully compliant with the legislation, and is not required to take back packaging on their premises for recycling.

Repak members are also licensed to use the international Green Dot symbol on their packaging.

Click here for information on Repak membership.

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