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REPAK STATISTICALTRAINING COURSE Karen Mahon Membership Services
Irish Packaging Regulations came into force in 1997 in response to the EU Packaging Directive 94/62/EC • Updated regulations came into effect on 1st March 2003. • Obliges all businesses with a turnover of greater than €1M AND placing 25 tonnes of packaging onto the Irish market to comply. • Choice of joining Compliance Scheme-Repak or Self- Compliance
Why are Statistical Submissions required? REPAK MUST Report to the DoE&LG and EPA who in turn report to European Commission YOUR CompanyMUST Submit Statistical Returns as condition of Repak Membership. 31stJanuary & 31stJuly.
Statistical Submissions & Repak Fees • YOUR RESPONSIBILITY • System of Self-Certification • Audit Trail – KPMG. • Correct Completion of Stats form • Correct No. Statistical Submissions • Supporting Documentation in place • Accurate Reporting System in place • Ensure all subsidiaries/ premises are captured
Five Concepts • Packaging – (containment, transport, handling, protection, marketing or sale). Only report the packaging owned by your company. • Re-use – (guaranteed to lower Repak costs) • Input Packaging – (removal of packaging) • Output Packaging – (supply packaging to market) • Shared Responsibility – (5 stages in life-cycle of packaging)
Packaging – any material, container or wrapping, used for or in connection with the containment, transport, handling, protection, promotion, marketing or sale of any product or substance, including such packaging as may be prescribed.
Re-use Packaging Non-Reusable Pkg Suitable for a Single trip Reusable Packaging Suitable for Several Trips Reuse • Packaging must be conceived and designed for reuse • Packaging must make minimum 2 trips or rotations • Re-use loop must be documented
Inputs and Outputs • Input Packaging • Is removed by you or on your behalf • Reported in Section 1 of form • Output Packaging • Is applied/supplied and/or imported by you or on your behalf • Reported in Section 2 of form
Section 1: Inputs 1.1 Irish Sourced Input Packaging (Supplier is RoI based) 1.2 Imported Input Packaging (Supplier is based outside RoI) 1.3 Internal Packaging Waste Management What happens to this waste? How is it disposed of?
Inputs – Sections 1.1 & 1.3 • Your company receives packaged goods from an Irish Supplier. • You must remove shrink wrap, outer cardboard boxes and pallets so that you can sell the goods onwards. • In a reporting period, you remove 10 tonnes of shrink wrap, 25 tonnes of cardboard and 65 tonnes of wooden pallets. • All of the cardboard and plastic ends up as waste on your floor. The cardboard and 8 tonnes of shrink wrap is recycled through the RPS scheme while 2 tonnes of plastic is sent for disposal. • 60 tonnes of pallets are recycled through the RPS Scheme, while the remainder is sold to the local farmer for fence posts.
Input Packaging - Sections 1.1 & 1.2 During a reporting period, you source your raw materials from both an Irish supplier and a Foreign supplier. • Packaging removed from Irish goods (⇒Section 1.1 Irish Sourced Input Packaging): 3 tonnes paper, 5 tonnes plastic and 1 tonne wood. • Packaging removed from Imported goods (⇒Section 1.2 Imported Input Packaging): 1 tonne paper, 0.5 tonnes plastic and 1 tonne wood. • All paper is sent for recycling through the RPS Scheme • 4 tonnes of the total plastic is sent for Non-RPS recycling and the remainder is sent for disposal • 1.5 tonnes of wood is used again to supply product to customers (Onward Reuse), 0.5 tonnes sent for disposal.
Notes on Reporting • All data ALWAYS reported in Metric Tonnes • Data to 3 decimal places – nearest Kg • Rented pallets not to be reported • 2 Types of Reuse: Onward Reuse & Closed loop Reuse.
Re-cap Section 1 • Packaging – containment, transport, protection, handling, marketing and sale of a product. • Re-use – closed loop system • Input Packaging – removed by you (backdoor) Section 1 of form. • Output Packaging –supplied by you (front door), Section 2 of form.
Shared Responsibility Life Cycle of Packaging • Materials Manufacturer– manufactures materials that are subsequently used to make packaging • Converter – makes packaging or imports empties • Brandholder/Importer – applies or imports packaging onto the market or owns the brand-name • Distributor – 1st person to transport the packaged goods in RoI • Retailer – report proportion of packaging that ends up as waste on your customers floor.
2005 Repak Fee Structure Materials Manufacturer €1.69 per tonne Converter €1.69 per tonne Brandholder or Brandholder/Importer Material Specific Paper Glass Alum. Steel Plastic Wood P Comp M Comp €18.74 €7.57 €68.94 €64.72 €73.51 €8.74 €62.47 €91.91 Distributor €1.69 per tonne Retailer €3.38 per tonne
Section 2: Output Packaging Section 2.1 Irish Sourced Output Packaging_Supplied in RoI Section 2.3 Imported Output Packaging_Supplied in the RoI Sections 2.2+2.4 All Exports
One Member: Responsibility for more than one stage.Section 2.1 Irish Sourced Output Packaging-Supplied in RoI. Responsibility Activity Level of Packaging
One Member: Responsibility for more than one stage.Section 2.1 Irish Sourced Output Packaging-Supplied in RoI & Section 2.3 Imported Output Packaging-Supplied in RoI. Responsibility Activity Level of Packaging
Becoming a Member Training (Taking Place Today) Submission (Within 6 weeks of Training) Invoice Issued along with 2 Green Dot Licence Agreements & Rules Payments Received along with 2 signed Licence Agreements Certificate of Membership Issued
REPORTING Members: • Existing Members need to report twice per year. Jan – June 2004 – Statistics due 31st July 04 July – Dec 2004– Statistics due 31st January 05. • Transparency sheet available on our website www.repak.ie
ASSISTANCE Repak Contacts Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org Membership/general queries Niamh.Mcmahon@repak.ie Liam.email@example.com Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org Carmel.email@example.com Specific Stats queries Stats@repak.ie Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth.Barry@Repak.ie - Potential members Repak Web Site: www.repak.ie