Repak is an industry funded organisation whose aim it is to facilitate and grow packaging recycling.  Based on the principle of producer responsibility, Repak was established to help businesses meet their legal obligations to fund the recovery and recycling of the packaging on the goods or services they supply, as set out in the Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 2007.

Repak is solely funded from packaging levies, as charged to its participating businesses, and operates on a not for profit basis.  Repak’s members are charged on the type and amount of packaging they produce, ie. The more packaging they place on the Irish Market, the more they pay.

Repak has designed its fee structure in this manner so as to curb the level of packaging manufacturers choose to use and to incentivise easier to collect/recycling materials.

In accordance with the Waste Management (Packaging) Regulations 2007, all companies involved in the production, distribution and retailing of products with packaging exceeding the de’minimus (ie. > than €1m and > than 10 tonnes of packaging / packaged goods per annum),  primarily these are ‘major producers’, as defined by the Irish Packaging Regulations.

At present Repak has over 2000 participating companies in membership, and is currently funding the recycling of over 72% of all packaging placed on the Irish market.

Repak Limited
Red Cow Interchange Estate
1 Ballymount Road
Dublin 22


Tel: 00353 1 467 0190