Fabian Demicoli

Packaging and Waste Packaging Regulations: Avoid Penalties – Join Green MT now

 The Malta Chamber of Small and Meduim Enterprises, GRTU, set up Green MT with the aim of aiding Small and Meduim Sized Enterprises to oblige to their new environmental legislation. Accordingly Packaging and Waste Packaging has become an extended producer's responsability since March 01, 2007 in Malta through legal Notice 277 of 2006.


Tremendous efforts have been made by GRTU and its National Executive Council to put in place the related legislation and accompanying legislation which relates to exemptions from Eco Contribution. As always stated, Eco Contribution continues to be the most haphazard and crudest tax ever introduced to the business community in Malta.

At the time of writing, a number of producers, 570, (companies or individual traders who place packaging waste on the market on a first -time basis for commercial purposes) have taken related steps to come in line with Legal Notice 277 of 2006. This article is directed towards those who have as yet not taken up their responsability in respect to this legislation. Whilst GRTU is duty bound to advice both its members and the remaining business community that they have a responsibility towards the environment and also their own businesses.

Those ‘producers' who are not members of an Authorised Waste Packaging Scheme are risking penalties in a number of ways very shortly unless they come in line. If you are reading this article today and as a producer you are still not compliant with the law, we urge you to come forward now and take immediate steps to register with Green MT so that we can provide all related information in relation to this legislation.

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The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.

A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).