Details of MPR

The Mandatory Packaging Reporting (MPR) requirements under the Resource Sustainability Act (RSA) commence on 1 July 2020, as published in the Resource Sustainability Act 2019 (Commencement) Notification 2019. The requirements will apply, for a start, to manufacturers and importers of packaged products, as well as retailers such as supermarkets with an annual turnover of more than $10 million.

Under the MPR framework, obligated companies will be required to collect data on the types and amounts of packaging that they placed on the Singapore market and develop their 3R plans for packaging (i.e., plans to reduce, reuse or recycle packaging) starting from 2021 for annual submission to the National Environment Agency (NEA). The first packaging report and 3R plans shall be submitted to the NEA by 31 March 2022.

Find out more information on the packaging covered under the framework and the types of packaging that companies will need to include in their reports from the MPR website.