Environmental Issues

Packaging Regulations Enforcement

Waste Management

The Packaging Regulations impose regulations on companies that place packaging, packaging material or packaged products on the Irish market.  All Producers must segregate their packaging waste arising on site into specified waste streams and ensure that it is recycled or recovered.  Producers with a turnover of €1m that place 10 tonnes of packaging on to the market (Major Producer) are further obliged to join the Repak packaging compliance scheme.  Repak operates Ireland’s only existing approved body for packaging and packaging waste under approval from the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications. Previously, producers had the option to 'self-comply' under local authority oversight. However, this has been removed to ensure ‘major producers’ comply with their EPR obligations.

European Union (Packaging) Regulations 2014‌‌‌‌‌

European Union (Packaging) Regulations (Amendment) 2022

Repak website