Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy approach in which a producer’s (businesses/producers who manufacture and/or import products and place these products on the national market) responsibility for a product be it packaging, electrical and electronic equipment, or batteries and accumulators is extended to the post-consumer stage of a product’s life cycle.

The Compliance and Enforcement Directorate of the Environment and Resources Authority promotes extended producer responsibility awareness, ensures compliance with the legal obligations and take enforcement actions as deemed necessary.

Extended Producer Responsibility Inspections

Sheltered WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)As a regulatory Competent Authority, the Compliance and Enforcement Directorate carries out inspections related to extended producer responsibility on potential and/or alleged non-registered producers of electrical and electronic equipment; batteries and accumulators; and packaging and packaging waste.

Identified non-registered producers are investigated in order to ensure that the producers fulfil all of the obligations in accordance to the respective law either individually or else collectively by setting up or participating in any authorised Producer Responsibility Organisation (PROs).

Compliance and Enforcement action in accordance to the provisions of the Cap 549 of the laws of Malta, the Environment Protection Act, is taken on those producers who fail to comply with their legal obligations.

Authorised Producer Responsibility Organisations

The Directorate ensures that Authorised PROs of waste electrical and electronic equipment; waste batteries and accumulators; and packaging and packaging waste are operating in line with the legal obligations, permit conditions and are undertaking activities in line with good environmental practices at all times.

In line with legal obligations and the relevant permit conditions, the Producer Responsibility Organisations submit their annual and audit reports. Pursuant to SL 549.39 – Freedom of Access to Information on the Environment Regulations, respective PROs annual reports can be accessed from the annual report section.

The Directorate conduct the reviewing of PRO annual and audit reports and assess their performance in particular for collection and recycling targets.

Compliance and Enforcement related measures are taken as necessary against PROs at instances of breach of permit conditions and legal obligations as well as in the event of cases where the principal objectives of the permit are not attained.

Annual Reports

Annual Reports of Packaging Producer Responsibility Organisations:

Name of PROPRO Permit NumberYearAnnual Reports 1 Audit Report Submitted
GreenPak Ltd.WM 00021/042006DownloadYes
GreenPak Ltd.WM 00024/062007DownloadYes
GreenPak Ltd.​​WM 00025/072008DownloadYes
GreenMT Ltd.​​EP 00016/09 2009DownloadYes
Green Dot Ltd.​​WM 00039/08 2009DownloadYes
GreenMT Ltd.​​WM 00002/10 2010DownloadYes
Green Dot Ltd.​​EP 00046/09 2010DownloadYes
GreenMT Ltd.​​WM 00004/10 2011DownloadYes
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.​​WM 00003/10 2011DownloadYes
GreenMT Ltd.​​WM 00004/10 2012Download2Yes
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.​​WM 00003/10 2012Download2Yes
GreenMT Ltd.​​WM 00008/12 2013Download2Yes
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.​​WM 00006/12 2013Download2Yes
GreenMT Ltd.​​WM 00008/12 2014Download2Yes
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.​​WM 00006/12 2014Download2Yes
GreenMT Ltd.​​WM 00006/14 2015Download2Yes
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.​WM 00005/14 2015Download2Yes
GreenMT Ltd.​WM 00006/14 2016Download2Yes
​GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.​WM 00005/14 2016Download2Yes
GreenMT Ltd.​WM 00006/14​/A 2017Download2Yes
GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.​WM 00005/14/A 2017Download2Yes
GreenMT Ltd.​WM 00006/14​/A 2018Download2Yes
GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.​WM 00005/14/A2018Download2Yes
GreenMT Ltd.​WM 00006/14​/B 2019Download2Yes
GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.WM 00005/14/B2019Download2Yes
GreenMT Ltd.EP 0133/202020Download2Yes
GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.​EP 0132/202020Download2Yes
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.

Annual Reports of WEEE Producer Responsibility Organisations:

Name of PROPRO Permit NumberYearAnnual Reports 1 Audit Report Submitted
WEEE Malta Ltd.WM 00004/142015Download2Yes
WEEE Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)
WM 00003/142015Download2Yes
WEEE Malta Ltd.WM 00001/152016Download2Yes
WEEE Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)
WM 00002/152016Download2Yes
WEEE Malta Ltd.WM 00001/15/A2017Download2Yes
WEEE Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)
WM 00002/15/A2017Download2Yes
WEEE Malta Ltd.WM 00001/15/B 2018Download2Yes
WEEE Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)
WM 00002/15/B2018Download2Yes
WEEE Malta Ltd.WM 00001/15/C2019Download2Yes
WEEE Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)
WM 00002/15/C2019Download2Yes
WEEE Malta Ltd.EP 0112/202020Download2Yes
WEEE Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)
EP 0105/202020Download2Yes
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.

Annual Reports of Batteries Producer Responsibility Organisations:

Name of PROPRO Permit NumberYearAnnual Reports 1 Audit Report Submitted
GreenPak Battery Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)​
WM 00001/162017Download2Yes
GreenPak Battery Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)​
WM 00001/16/A2018Download2Yes
GreenPak Battery Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)​
WM 00001/16/B2019Download2Yes
GreenPak Battery Recycle
(GreenPak Coop Society Ltd.)​
EP 0106/202020Download2Yes
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.