Following on the latest round of amendments to the proposed Section 18 EPR legislation that was released by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) on 5 May 2021, the Executive and Board of Directors of MetPacSA (NPC) held numerous meetings to fine-tune our EPR plan for the metal packaging industry.
The following is an update of the proposed changes that will be made to our EPR strategy and fees, as well as our representation of the metal packaging industry:
MetPac-SA is open for membership application from all the role-players in the metal packaging value chain. However, for S18 EPR purposes, we will only be reporting to DFFE on the tonnages and material splits (i.e. steel / tin plate and aluminium identified products) of those companies who have signed up with us as members, and declared their tonnages.
Where appropriate, we will explore the opportunity of reporting separately on specific identified products, such as used beverage cans, foil packaging and aerosol cannisters.
Baseline data accuracy is essential to enable meaningful measurements of year-on-year successes. To this end, we are working with BMi Research on data accuracy and measurement reporting disciplines based on agreed PRO guidelines.
We are working with other packaging PRO’s exploring effective mechanisms to address common challenges with respect to S 18 expectations.
Raw Material Manufacturers will pay a flat fee based on a tiered volume system.
Converters/Contract Packers pay R20 per ton for steel or tinplate; R15 per ton for aluminium; a minimum fee of R5 000 per annum shall apply.
Brand owners who source packaging from local convertors (less tonnage exported) will be levied
R168.75 per ton for steel or tinplate
R131.25 per ton for aluminium
Brand owners who import filled metal packaging will pay
R188.75 per ton for steel or tinplate
R146.25 per ton for aluminium
A minimum fee of R5000 per annum shall apply
Retailers as brand-owners (importing filled metal packaging or branding their own products) will pay the same amount as brand owners who import filled metal packaging.
Individuals, associations or other interested stakeholder wishing to become members of MetPacSA will pay a flat fee of R60 000 per annum.