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Irish firms count the rising costs of packaging compliance

The price of complying with the Packaging Directive has trebled for Irish firms that are not members of the country's only approved compliance scheme.
Environment Minister Dick Roche has signed amendments to the Packaging Regulations that bring the registration fee for self compliers to e15,000.
All firms with a turnover greater than e1 milllion that are involved in placing more than 25 tonnes of packaging on the market each year must recycle a specified amount of packaging.
Repak is the only scheme licensed by the Government to take on these obligations on behalf of packaging companies.
Roche said: "Repak members have been faced with significantly increased membership fees in the last two years.
"In order to ensure a more level playing field, it is only fair that those major producers not participating in the Repak scheme should also be faced with increased compliance costs under the Packaging Regulations."

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