Prevent & Save Tools and Resources
Under our Prevent & Save Programme, we offer a range of tools and resources. Our experienced packaging technology team will work with you to identify opportunities for your business to minimise or prevent packaging waste, saving on both overall costs and the amount of packaging you place on the Irish market. We can also help you to design your packaging so that it is more easily recycled, helping you to reduce your costs under upcoming eco-modulated fees, which will penalise the use of complex materials in packaging.Contact us
Packaging Optimisation Toolkit
Our Packaging Optimisation Toolkit is aimed at smaller Members, who may not have any in-house packaging expertise. It will guide you on how to develop and implement a packaging strategy to improve packaging systems and reduce costs, providing sample design briefs and checklists, as well as details of additional supports available to you.
Packaging Technology Service
Our Packaging technology team works directly with Members, carrying our FREE, confidential, on-site surveys, with a detailed report, highlighting the opportunities to optimise packaging, prevent waste, maximise recycling and reduce overall costs.
Packaging Optimisation Case Studies
We partner with Members to create Packaging optimisation case studies, detailing projects across a range of industries that resulted in reduced input packaging on supplied goods, reduced packaging on finished products or reuse of packaging in order to reduce waste. These case studies demonstrate how Repak Members have implemented ‘best practise’ initiatives to reduce the amount of packaging they place on the Irish market.
Design for Recycling Guide
This new Design for Recycling Guide, offers a comprehensive insight into how packaging materials are collected, sorted and reprocessed, to inform the design of packaging for the Circular Economy. Version 2 provides information on changes to our reporting categories and advice for the design of flexible plastic packaging
Packaging Cost Saving Calculator
The Packaging Cost Savings Calculator is a resource which highlights the potential savings that Members can make by removing or reducing any unnecessary packaging from both packaging systems and products. Calculations are based on findings from an independent report by Dr. Pat McCloughan of PMCA Economic Consulting.
Guide to Returnable & Reusable Packaging Systems
Our Guide to Returnable & Reusable Packaging offers businesses guidance on the different types of returnable packaging systems such as crates and pallet pooling systems. In addition it highlights the issues to consider before choosing returnable packaging and includes a number of case studies from service providers.
What our Members say about Prevent & Save
From small, independent organisations to large, multi-national entities, our Prevent & Save Programme has helped our Members to reduce packaging, and manage packaging waste to maximise recycling.
ABP Environmental and Sustainability
"ABP has experienced continued support from Repak in achieving targets, in particular a site visit, allowing us to identify reduction target areas onsite for avoidable single use packaging." - Laura Bogue
The Barge & JW Sweetmans
"Being a Member of Repak demonstrates to our customers that we care about our environmental responsibilities. The Repak Team’s knowledge and expertise on packaging and sustainability issues, and how we can address them, is key to our business remaining successful in the future." - Shane Campbell
"Repak has assisted us in substantially reducing our waste streams and costs through training programmes and Prevent & Save initiatives. As a leader and educator, Repak represents all Members who are committed to protecting and enhancing the environment." - Áine Martin
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