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

​National Register of Producers of Packaging or Packaging Material

Quick guide for producers of Packaging or Packaging Material​​

Procedure for the implementation of Registrations and Renewals​

Registration & Renewal Form
​​Form G – Registration Form as a Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material Manual Form​​ EN | MT Electronic Form​​
​Form H – Renewal Form as a Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material (2021) Manual Form​​ EN | MT ​Electronic Form
​Form I – Deregistration Form as a Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material (2021) Manual Form​​
​Application to operate a Packaging Waste Recovery Scheme Manual Form​​ EN | MT
Declaration form for a Producer of Packaging or Packaging Material placing on the market less than 100kgs 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 above guidelines may be amended from time to time as deemed necessary, and would be applicable with immediate effect. ​​​

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 standards 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”.

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

List of eligible Auditors to conduct audits under the EPR Regulations​​​

The eligibility requirements may be amended from time to time as deemed necessary, and would be applicable with immediate effect

Authorised Packaging Waste Recovery Scheme(s)

Name of Scheme

Scheme Permit Number

Status

GreenPak Coop Society Ltd

EP 0132/20

GreenMT Ltd.

EP 0133/20

Should you require further assistance please contact us on: Phone: 2292 3500. Email: epr.permitting@era.org.mt