Free one-to-one consultation with a Repak Packaging Technologist
Your packaging's functionality, design and 'recyclability' evaluated
Repak is hosting a free series of packaging advice clinics at PACKAGING, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS 2012. The clinics are designed to help you to optimise your packaging and suggest quick design wins to help you save money and increase competitive advantage.
These unique clinics will be held at The Repak Stand at PACKAGING, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS 2012. Clinics are free to attend so book early to avoid disappointment! Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
Repak is a producer recycling fund for used packaging.
Membership of Repak ensures that companies meet their responsibility to the environment and to the Irish public by contributing to the cost of recycling the packaging they supply to their customers.
Over the last decade, membership of Repak has enabled over 2,000 Irish businesses to contribute €220m to support Ireland’s national packaging recycling programmes. This funding supports:
- Door to door recycling collection services for 1.2 million households throughout Ireland.
- Over 2,000 bring banks nationwide for glass, cans, plastic and other recyclable materials.
- Up to 100 recycling centres that accept used packaging and other household recyclables.
- Promotion and education of packaging recycling in schools, homes and businesses.
Ireland has achieved a packaging recovery/recycling rate of 70% through the financial contribution of Irish businesses. In 2010 this partnership resulted in the recovery for recycling of over 626,000 tonnes of used packaging.
Since Repak’s establishment in 1997 over 5.7m tonnes of used packaging has been diverted from landfill, the equivalent of enough waste to fill 1.9m waste trucks creating a trail long enough to stretch from Dublin to New York.
Every year, the contribution Repak members make to packaging recycling results in a saving of nearly 600,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions, the same as taking over 300,000 cars off Irish roads.
Repak is proud to say that Ireland is now ranked 8th of the EU 27 for Packaging recycling according to Eurostat in 2009.
Repak - funding packaging recycling