Who are Repak Members?
Our Members are businesses, large and small, who pay fees to fund the recycling of the packaging they place on the Irish market. We have two categories of members: Regular and Scheduled.
These are large companies, such as manufacturers, importers, brandholders, distributors and large retailers, who pay annual fees aligned to the volume of packaging they place on the Irish market.
These are small to medium sized business, such as retailers, hotels, pharmacies, pubs and restaurants, who pay a fixed annual fee to fund recycling in Ireland.
How are Repak Members’ fees spent?
Repak Members paid €35.5m in fees in 2021 to directly fund household recycling bins, bottle banks, recycling centres and commercial waste packaging nationwide. For every €1 of Members fees received, 77c is spent on recycling (55c on household recycling and 22c on commercial recycling), 3c on Member fee rebate, 2c on Recovery (Energy from packaging waste), 2c on reprocessing, 2c on Education & Communication and 14c on Repak overheads.Learn more
What Repak initiatives do our Members support?
Repak Members play their part in reducing packaging waste and improve recycling behaviour in Ireland. Our Members participate in a range of Repak initiatives designed to improve the sustainability of packaging in Ireland and protecting the environment.
Repak Members’ Plastic Pledge
Over 140 of Ireland’s largest producers have committed to five key objectives which encompass prioritising the prevention of plastic packaging waste, minimising avoidable single use packaging and promoting packaging reuse.
Repak’s Team Green
Repak Members also support our Team Green initiative, which is our rally call to Ireland to reduce, reuse and recycle, with a special focus on helping Ireland achieve ambitious EU plastic recycling targets by 2025 and 2050.
Prevent and Save Programme
Our Prevent & Save Programme and team support will assist your business in optimising packaging systems, design packaging to maximise recycling and prevent packaging waste. We are here to help your business increase the sustainability of your packaging and achieve your environmental goals.
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