Packaging & Packaging Waste

Packaging and Packaging Waste

 
Subsidiary Legislation 549.43 - the Waste Management (Packaging and Packaging Waste) Regulations as published by Legal Notice 277 of 2006 [Download] implements the PRP for packaging waste, bringing into effect the provisions of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (94/62/EC, as amended by Directive 2004/12/EC and by Directive 2005/20/EC) [Download]. The Waste Management (Packaging & Packaging Waste) Regulations provide additional measures, procedures and guidance to those in the Waste Regulations, 2011 which seek to address the environmental impact of packaging disposal, aiming as a first priority, at preventing the production of packaging waste and as additional fundamental principles, at reusing packaging, at recycling and other forms of recovering waste and, hence, at reducing the final disposal of such waste.
 

General Information:
Registration Form:
​​Form G - Registration Form as a Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material Manual Form​ Electronic Form​
Form H - Renewal Form as a Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material Manual Form​ Electronic Form
​Form I - Deregistration Form as a Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material Manual Form
​Application to operate a Packaging Waste Recovery Scheme Manual Form

Further guidelines for self-compliant producers & authorised compliance scheme(s):
Terms of Reference for compliance audits by a Self-Compliant Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material
​​​Terms of Reference for Work Plan by a Self-Compliant Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material
Guidelines for producers on how to report reused packaging
​The a​bove guidelines may be amended from time to time as deemed necessary, and would be applicable with immediate effect.​​​
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N.B. ​The Competent Authority exempts a self-compliant producer form assigning an independent auditor to certify all the information reported to the Authority, provided that the self-compliant producer provides evidence of participating in a certified environmental management system(s), namely EN ISO 14001 or/and the Eco-Management & Audit Scheme (EMAS) and further provided that the environmental audits conducted in relation to ISO 14001 or/and EMAS sta​ndards accomplish all the requirements set by the Authority in the "Terms of Reference for Audits by a Self-Compliant Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material".
 
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Registration as eligible auditors to conduct audits under the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Regulations:

Registered producers of packaging or packaging material, electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), and batteries and accumulators as well as Compliance Schemes are obliged under the relevant national legislations to use the services of an Auditor, approved by ERA, to certify all of the information reported.
 
Interested parties who fulfil the requirements set by ERA are to submit their interest accompanied by the requested documentation. Only those parties listed hereunder shall be considered to be suitable Auditors, approved by ERA, to conduct the EPR Regulations.
Eligibility Requirements to conduct audits under the EPR Regulations
These requirements may be amended from time to time as deemed necessary, and would be applicable with immediate effect
List of eligible Auditors to conduct audits under the EPR Regulations​​​

Authorised Packaging Waste Recovery Scheme(s):
​​Name of Scheme Scheme Permit Number​ Status​
GreenPak Coop Society Ltd. WM 00005/14/A​ Renewal Issued
Green MT Ltd. WM 00006/14/A ​Renewal Issued​

Annual Reports of Packaging Waste Recovery Scheme(s):
​​Name of Scheme ​Scheme Permit Number ​Year  Annua​l Reports1 ​​Audit Report Submitted
GreenPak Ltd. ​WM 00021/04 2006 Download ​Yes
​GreenPak Ltd. ​​WM 00024/06 2007​ Download Yes​
​GreenPak Ltd. ​​WM 00025/07 ​2008 Download​ Yes​
​GreenMT Ltd. ​​EP 00016/09 ​2009 Download Yes​
​Green Dot Ltd. ​​WM 00039/08 ​2009 Download Yes​
​GreenMT Ltd. ​​WM 00002/10 ​2010 Download Yes​
​Green Dot Ltd. ​​EP 00046/09 ​2010 Download Yes​
​GreenMT Ltd. ​​WM 00004/10 ​2011 Download2 Yes​
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd. ​​WM 00003/10 ​2011 Download2 Yes​
​GreenMT Ltd. ​​WM 00004/10 ​2012 Download2 Yes​
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd. ​​WM 00003/10 ​2012 Download​2 Yes​
​GreenMT Ltd. ​​WM 00008/12 2013​ Download2 Yes​
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd. ​​WM 00006/12 2013​ Download2 Yes​
​GreenMT Ltd. ​​WM 00008/12 ​2014 Download2 ​No
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd. ​​WM 00006/12 ​2014 Download2 Yes​
​GreenMT Ltd. ​​WM 00006/14 2015​ Download2 No​​
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd. ​WM 00005/14 ​2015 ​Download​2 ​Yes
​GreenMT Ltd.​ ​WM 00006/14 2016​ Download​2​ ​No
1 Environmental Information pursuant to SL 549.39 - Freedom of Access to Information on the Environment Regulations
2 may be subject to revisions following quality checks procedures​
​​N.B. Commercial and other information on the operations of the packaging waste recovery scheme has been omitted.


A list of authorised waste management facilities may be viewed HERE.
Should you require further assistance please contact us on: Phone: 2292 3500. Email: packaging@era.org.mt