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Repak Members’ Plastic Pledge

Our members are committed to reducing plastic packaging waste and helping Ireland to play its part in achieving key goals set out in the EU Circular Economy Package

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Making progress together to reduce plastic waste

We developed the Repak Members’ Plastics Pledge initiative in September 2018, to deliver key actions outlined in our Plastic Packaging Recycling Strategy 2018-2030 and meet the challenges Ireland faces under new EU legislation. In May 2019, we launched our first Plastic Pledge Report, with Minister Richard Bruton, showing our progress so far, including an average reduction in the use of plastics by member signatories of 11% in 2018. Over 120 initiatives are ongoing, with over 10,600 tonnes of plastic diverted from waste by the end of 2019.

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Repak Members’ commitments under the Plastic Pledge

More than 115 of our Member companies have now signed up to the Plastic Pledge, pledging to achieve the following five objectives.

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Sign up to 'Ireland's Pledge on Plastic Packaging Waste'

We are calling on all Repak Members to sign up to the Plastic Pledge, to reduce plastic packaging waste and help Ireland play its part in achieving the goals set out in the EU Circular Economy Package. We will support you along the way, offering packaging optimisation and design advice through our ‘Prevent & Save Programme’, and helping you to prioritise key initiatives within your business. Sign up by emailing your completed pledge to us at preventandsave@repak.ie

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Pakman Awards Category

In 2019, we launched a new category in our Annual Pakman Awards: Plastic Pledge Member of the Year. The inaugural award was won by Coca Cola, topping the category by demonstrating its outstanding commitment to the Plastic Pledge objectives.

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