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Our Members And Their Impact

For over 20 years, Repak members have funded recycling nationwide, helping to transform the environmental landscape in Ireland.

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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.

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Regular Members

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.

Scheduled Members

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.

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How are Repak Members’ fees spent?

Repak Members paid €30m in fees in 2019 to directly fund household recycling bins, bottle banks, recycling centres and commercial waste packaging nationwide. For every €1 of members fees received, 79c is spent on recycling (57c on household recycling and 22c on commercial recycling), 3c on Recovery (Energy from packaging waste), 4c on Education & Communication and 14c on Repak overheads.

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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.

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Pakman Awards 2019

See the great lengths that some of our amazing Members are going to in order to improve their sustainability and contribution to the environment.

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Coca Cola Wins Plastic Pledge Member of the Year Award 2019

Coca Cola won the inaugural ‘Repak Plastic Pledge Member of the Year’ category at the Pakman Awards 2019, topping the category by demonstrating its outstanding commitment to the Plastic Pledge objectives, including becoming the first water brand in Ireland to introduce bottles produced from 100% recycled plastic.

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Hotel Doolin Wins Waste Prevention Award

Hotel Doolin was selected by the Pakman Awards judging panel for making a conscious effort to prevent waste from the almost 300,000 meals served to its guests in the past twelve months. The boutique hotel has also implemented several sustainability practices that were recognised by the judges as being best in class, including banning the use of single use plastics and using sustainable materials where possible in all rooms.

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