Coffee Cups: How big is the problem?


Coffee Cups – How big is the problem? Introduction As our desire for convenience and on the go products continues to grow, single use take away coffee cups have become more popular. Coffee cups have recently received plenty of media attention here in Ireland as revelations in the UK highlighted that only 1 in 400…

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Repak’s Vision for a Fairer Retail Playing Field


    In anticipation of the excesses of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course the Christmas season, Repak commissioned a report by Dr. Pat McCloughan, Managing Director of PMCA Economic Consulting, on the volume of online consumer sales and the impact this has on additional packaging in Ireland. Dr. McCloughan and I worked alongside…

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Repak Recycle Week 2017


Repak Recycle Week 2017 #repak20 This Repak Recycle Week we are celebrating 20 years of packaging recycling success in Ireland. Repak was established in 1997 in accordance with EU legislation that was created to ensure certain businesses – known as Repak members – were responsible for the packaging they placed on the Irish market and…

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