Packaging waste from online retailers grows by 34% to reach over 10,000 tonnes in 2018 – Repak online shopping report reveals

Yet the likes of Ali express, Missguided, Boohoo, Pretty Little Thing, Screwfix.ie and many others are not paying a penny towards the recycling of their packaging in Ireland Repak calls for more online retailers to adopt a leadership position when it comes to paying towards the recycling of their packaging Department and Minister should establish […]

Plastic Recycling must grow by 80% to hit new EU targets – Repak

Repak Launch New Plastic Packaging Strategy- Key Highlights:   Ireland has surpassed every packaging recycling target in the last 20 years however stringent new EU targets mean plastic recycling must go from 98,000 tonnes to 175,000 tonnes by 2030 The plastic challenge is one of our biggest environmental challenges and will require attitudinal change by all […]

Repak reveals Irish shoppers attitude to recycling at Christmas

Ireland expected to generate 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste this Christmas 83,000 tonnes of packaging waste is the equivalent to the combined packaging waste of 176,000 people, or the volume of packaging waste that both the cities of Galway and Limerick would produce in a year 91% of Irish residents are concerned about climate change, […]

Repak announce increase in recycling and recovery levels for 2016

Repak funded the recovery and recycling of 794,848 tonnes of packaging in 2016, an increase of 32,384 tonnes on 2015. Overall 593,991 tonnes were recycled, up 14,235 tonnes on 2015 and 200,857 tonnes were recovered, up 18,149 tonnes on 2015. Householders increased recycling levels by 17,856 tonnes to 256,119 tonnes, an increase of 7.5% on […]

Repak Report 762,464 Tonnes of Packaging Recovered and Recycled in 2015

Repak announced a year-end having funded the recovery and recycling of 762,464 tonnes of household and commercial packaging in 2015 at their annual general meeting this morning. The strong financial performance can be attributed to improved cost operational efficiencies of €2.6m and a stronger than budgeted membership fee income of €526,000. This facilitated the introduction […]

Repak Call for Nominations for 2nd Annual Pakman Awards

Following the success of the inaugural Pakman awards in 2015, Repak this morning announced the launch of the 2nd annual Pakman Awards and is calling on all businesses, organisations, community groups and individuals in Ireland to submit their nominations.   The award ceremony will take place on the 27th of October in The Intercontinental Hotel […]

Recycling Conscious Ireland Set To Gorge On Chocolate And Meat On Good Friday.

Ireland’s Easter Consumption 3 in 4 admit to having eaten part of someone else’s Easter egg. Why? Lack of self-control cited as the most common reason. Irish customers set to chomp through 17.7 million Easter eggs Take my money!! 3 in 5 people will spend up to €30 on Easter Eggs this weekend. Repak asks […]