Tuesday August 4, 2020

Time to repackage Repak?

Communications disclosed under FoI show the Department of the Environment in close communication with Repak about the Single Use Plastics Directive. So does Repak’s role as a waste regulatory body conflict with its role as a registered lobbyist for a host of companies managing their packaging waste?

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
24th November, 2019
Eamon Ryan, Green Partyleader, raised Repak in Dáil (Pic: Rollingnews.ie)

Taking to his feet in the Dáil last week, Eamon Ryan addressed the publication of hundreds of documents detailing communications between the Department of the Environment and Repak, the private industry packaging waste body.

“Through this cache of over 100 emails, we see a department which is hand in glove with the industry representative group, Repak,” the Green Party leader said across the Dáil floor, where Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment...

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