April Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our new look quarterly Repak Member News.

As a member-led organisation, we are dedicated to being open and accountable to you our members and this Ezine is our newest platform to keep you updated on Repak initiatives. We would really like to hear your thoughts and invite you to share any news you may have about your organisation which may be of benefit to Repak members across Ireland.

 

 

Our newsletter brings you the latest recycling news including our Rebate Offer, The Pakman Awards 2016 and information on current legislation and enforcement matters.

Each quarter we will update you with details of member led activity, including networking events,breakfast briefings and content that will benefit your business.

Our annual report for 2015 is almost finalised and we will be sending you a copy along with an invitation to our AGM. In the interim, please keep 10.00am on the 9th June 2016 free in your diary. The meeting will take place here at the Repak offices.

If you think that more of your colleagues should receive this ezine or that there is a more appropriate person in your organisation that is responsible for compliance, click here.

I look forward to meeting you personally over the coming weeks and months.

Seamus Clancy,
Chief Executive


New members recognise compliance benefits

Businesses right across Ireland continue to join Repak in large numbers as they recognise the benefits of Repak. From support with understanding new legislation, free training for members, and compliance with recycling requirements, the benefits of Repak membership are substantial. This resulted in an additional 18 businesses joining Repak in Q1 of 2016 .

 

 

We look forward to working with our newest members in the months and years ahead as we continue to be the No. 1 sustainable packaging recovery compliance scheme in Ireland.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome recent new members including;

  • Autocare (Naas,Kilkenny, Gorey, Bray, Dundrum & Rathnew)
  • Bushell Interiors Ltd
  • Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ireland
  • The Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Limerick
  • The Salthill Hotel
  • Collins and Quinlan
  • Europaks Corrugated
  • Breaffy House Resort
  • Doyle’s Daybreak
  • Shomar Ltd
  • AP Controls Ltd
  • Carr and Sons Seafood Ltd
  • Redco Ltd

Fee rebate scheme returns over €855,000 to Repak members in 2015

In 2015 Repak introduced a Fee Rebate Scheme for members which has resulted in over €855,000 being returned to members who met the criteria. Following on the success of the inaugural scheme, Repak is delighted to confirm that the scheme will continue for 2016.

 

 

Scheduled members who signed up to the direct debit scheme were eligible for a rebate of 5%. Regular members were also eligible for a rebate of 5% if their invoice was paid on time and statistical return forms submitted by deadline dates.
This resulted in 989 member businesses benefiting from rebates in 2015.

To find out more about our rebate scheme or to check if you are eligible please contact us directly on (01) 4670190 between 8.30am to 5pm or email us at info@repak.ie


Waste Enforcement Structures are now in place. (Contd.)

Last year saw the introduction of 3 WERLAs (Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities). They are The Eastern Midlands Region, The Southern Region and The Connacht Ulster Region.

 

 

The Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authorities (WERLAs) have responsibility for coordinating waste enforcement actions within regions. They will set priorities and common objectives for waste enforcement, ensuring consistent enforcement of waste legislation across the three existing waste management planning regions while leaving local authority personnel as first responders on the ground to specific breaches of waste legislation. The WERLAs will facilitate more streamlining of the tasks currently undertaken in the waste enforcement area. This will allow for a more focused enforcement of the Packaging Regulations.

Repak members must ensure that (as per the E U (Packaging) Regulations and Repak Scheme Rules (Click here for full details) they display a Certificate of Compliance in every premises. This certificate is available free to Repak Members. A full list of premises is required by Repak for our website. All members must update Repak anytime a new premises is acquired/opens or when a premises is no longer operational/owned by the member.


2016 Pakman Awards

The Pakman Awards recognise excellence in waste management and recycling for organisations, business community groups and individuals in Ireland. Entries open on May 5th 2016.

 

 

This year, the prestigious award ceremony will be held at The Intercontinental Hotel (previously Four Seasons) on the 27th of October. The Awards will be presented to Ireland’s leading companies with the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government presenting the Awards.

The programme is powered by Repak, in partnership with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government and other leading organisations involved in the recycling and waste management industry.

The closing date for entries is the 30th August 2016.
The Award Categories include :

  • Recycling Champion
  • Waste Prevention Business Award
  • Local Authority Recycling Champion
  • Professional Service Award
  • Food Waste Management
  • Waste Collection Operator of the Year (Large)
  • Waste Collection Operator of the Year (Small)
  • Green Transport of the Year
  • Bring Centre of the Year
  • Community Recycling Project of the Year
  • Environmental Education and Awareness Initiative
  • Pakman Award – Overall Winner.

For further details regarding entries or sponsorship opportunities please contact Laura Murphy at laura.murphy@repak.ie or call 4670190