In general, anyone who supplies Tobacco Filters Containing Plastic to the Irish market has legal obligations. The regulations use the term ‘producer’. A ‘producer’ is essentially any person who places Tobacco Filters Containing Plastic on the market in Ireland for the first time (this includes online sales). Overall, a producer is anyone who Imports Tobacco Filters Containing Plastic into Ireland.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for enforcing the legal obligations that apply to producers under the Tobacco Filters Containing Plastic legislation and will pursue those who are not meeting their obligations. Enforcement notices will be issued to non-compliant producers. Non-compliance may lead to legal action up to and including prosecution. More information on EPA enforcement can be found at: EPA/single use plastics


If you import tobacco filters containing plastic, you have a legal obligation to join.

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