Financing

Repak is approved by government as Ireland’s sole Packaging Compliance Scheme. It is a membership based, ‘not-for-profit’ limited company established under a voluntary agreement between Industry and the Irish Department of the Environment in 1997 to conform to EU Directive 94/62/EC. Fees are directly related to the quantity and types of packaging supplied by members on the Irish market and are based on the principle of ‘shared responsibility’ to ensure that the cost of recovery and recycling is fairly spread across the supply chain. Fees are calculated based on the previous years statistics of packaging supplied and are levied twice yearly, in January and July.  There are two types of fees: material specific (see “tariffs” below) and participation fees.

Participation fees – these are charged at a flat fee per tonne, irrespective of the material type, relative to the members designation in the supply chain, i.e. manufacturer, distributor/wholesaler, retailer, etc. Material Specific Fees depend on the type and quantity of the materials used with the main burden of fees being borne by the brandholder (manufacturer/packer filler/importer). All fees are for a one year period beginning on 1st January each year.

Fees for Major Producers
The Repak fee structure for a Major Producer is based on the principle of Shared Responsibility, which ensures that the cost of recovery and recycling of packaging waste is spread across the supply chain.

The fees to members comprise of two distinct elements, Participation fees and Material Specific fees. Since 2000, membership fees, (based on previous year's statistics) are generated twice yearly via statistical submissions made by each Member. Members are charged depending on the quantity and type of packaging they supply onto the Irish market and on the position(s) in the packaging supply chain that they operate in, as shown on the table below. 

Fees

Participation Fees (2012)

Participation Fees are charged at a flat fee per tonne, irrespective of the material type, and are charged depending on the activity, or activities, of the Member.

  Activity in Supply Chain Cent per KG Fee type
  Manufacturer 0.00205 Participation fee
  Converter 0.00205 Participation fee
  Brandholder/Importer See below material-specific fees
  Distributor/Wholesaler 0.00205 Participation fee
  Retailer 0.00205 Participation fee

 



Material Specific Fees (2012)

Material Specific fees are based on the weight of each participating material placed on the market by members and are charged at the Brandholder/Importer stage of the supply chain. All fees are calculated on packaging statistics supplied for the previous year and include a licence to mark the Green Dot on all primary packaging.

  Material Cent per KG 
  Paper 0.02273
  Glass 0.00918
  Aluminium 0.08362
  Steel 0.07851
  Plastic - general
0.08916
   Plastic - rigid bottles
 0.08916
  Wood 0.01060
  Composite A (Paper/Plastic) 0.07578
  Composite B (Steel/Aluminium) 0.11148

Please note that all fees are quoted exclusive of VAT. All membership fees are subject to VAT at 23%

Note: the minimum Fee for 2012 is €980.00 + 23% VAT


Examples
(valid for one item - without transport packaging)

 

  Country: Ireland  
  Example 1:  
  can filled with corn  
  Calculation of licence fees for 1 item in €
 
     
  packaging data per can:  
  weight of tinplate: 45,63 grammes  
  45.639  
  paper label: 2,55 gramm  
  2.559  
  calculation of weight related fee:  
  Fee for Steel - €0.08876 per Kg  
  Fee for Paper - €0.03298 per Kg  
  calculation of item fee:  
  Steel 0.004050 €
  Paper 0.000084 €
  subtotal 0.004134 €
     
  reduction quota  
  subtotal net  
  VAT 23 % 0.000951 €
  grand total gross 0.005080€
   


  Country: Ireland  
  Example 2:  
  cardboard box with plastic window for headset  
  Calculation of licence fee for 1 item in €  
     
  packaging data per box:  
  weight of paper box: 106,8 gramm  
  0,0001068  
  plastic window: 9,28 gramm  
  0,00000928  
 

calculation of weight related fee:
(material specific+participation fee)

 
  Fee for Paper - €0.03298 per Kg  
  Fee for Plastic - €0.09941 per Kg  
  calculation of item fee:  
  Paper 0.003522 €
  Plastic 0.000923 €
  subtotal 0.004445 €
     
  reduction quota  
  subtotal net  
  VAT 23% 0.001020€
  grand total gross 0.005465 €
   

 
 

 
 
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