Become a Member

Our purpose at OPRL is to collaborate across the packaging cycle to drive circularity and transformation in packaging resource efficiency.

As a member of OPRL you will be part of this, by providing recycling guidance to your consumers through using the most recognised and acted upon reuse and recycling label scheme in the UK. We’re also recognised as best practice Internationally.

Becoming a member will support your sustainability claims and sector-wide commitments e.g. UK Plastics Pact. You can also participate in our goal to move closer towards industry changes, such as mandatory labelling and the Deposit Return Schemes.

You’ll have access to the most up-to-date information and advice from across the industry on labelling your packaging, including exclusive access to:

Member benefits

  • Labelling Rules and Online Tools to help apply the right labels to your packaging
  • Help with designing recyclable packaging with our PREP Tool
  • Certified As Recyclable – provides a robust analysis of the design, materials and special features of packaging, giving a clear understanding of recyclability in the UK
  • Compliance Monitoring to help you get the most out of the scheme
  • Access to support tools including our Knowledge Base and Webinars
  • Newsletters keeping you up-to-date with what we’re up to along with industry news
  • Support with your sustainability credentials

Our membership categories and fees

Our membership categories are based on types of organisations and the amount of packaging your organisation places onto the UK market. This is generally aligned to your PRN declaration.

For some organisational types there are more than one sub-categories to help fit your organisation.

Retailers and Brands Learn more hereRegister now

This category has been designed for Retailers and Brands who wish to use OPRL labels on your own branded products. This does not include sharing access with suppliers.

There are 3 membership categories based on the amount of packaging placed onto the UK market.

Membership options and fees (please select)

£5,000 + VAT per annum

Including groups with one or more subsidiaries, placing over 1 billion pieces of packaging on the UK market each year 1

  • Up to 25 PREP user log-ins
  • Half day annual site visit + up to 8 hours phone/web-based support per annum

£3,500 + VAT per annum

including groups with one or more subsidiaries, placing up to 1 billion pieces of packaging on the UK market each year1, but more than 250 million.

  • Up to 15 PREP user log-ins
  • Half day annual site visit + up to 2 hours phone/web-based support or up to 12 hours phone/web-based support per annum

£1,800 + VAT per annum

Placing fewer than 250 million pieces of packaging on the UK market each year1

  • Up to 6 PREP user log-ins
  • Up to 4 hours phone/web-based support per annum

 

1 as declared in PRN returns


Packaging Manufacturers Learn more hereRegister now

This category has been designed for Packaging Manufacturers to understand the recyclability of the packaging you produce. In addition to the labels, information and expertise we provide, we also include information on your organisations within the supply loop section of our Members’ website so your organisation is promoted there to our members.

There are 2 membership categories based on the amount of packaging placed onto the UK market.

Membership options and fees (please select)

£5,000 + VAT per annum

Including groups with one or more subsidiaries, placing over 1 billion pieces of packaging on the UK market each year1

  • Up to 25 PREP user log-ins
  • Half day annual site visit + up to 8 hours phone/web-based support per annum

£3,500 + VAT per annum

Including groups with one or more subsidiaries, placing up to 1 billion pieces of packaging on the UK market each year1

  • Up to 15 PREP user log-ins
  • Half day annual site visit + up to 2 hours phone/web-based support or up to 12 hours phone/web-based support per annum

 

1 As declared in PRN returns


Waste Management Companies Learn more hereRegister now

This category has been designed for Waste Management Companies to continues the collaboration between OPRL and the waste management sector to advance recycling of packaging in the drive to improve sustainability.

Membership options and fees (please select)

£5,000 + VAT per annum

  • Up to 25 PREP user log-ins
  • Half day annual site visit + up to 8 hours phone/web-based support per annum

Packers/Fillers/Other suppliers Learn more hereRegister now

This category has been designed for Packer/Filler and other suppliers who may not be producing any packaging but are often the ones needing the label artwork, and often need advice as to which labels to use on the different packaging formats.

Membership options and fees (please select)

£2,250 + VAT per annum

  • Up to 10 PREP user log-ins
  • Up to 8 hours phone/web-based support per annum

Design Agencies Learn more hereRegister now

This category has been designed for those who aren’t producing packaging but are involved in packaging design and other packaging services for retailers and brands.

Membership options and fees (please select)

£2,250 + VAT per annum

  • Up to 10 PREP user log-ins
  • Up to 8 hours phone/web-based support per annum

Start-ups and Sole Traders Learn more hereRegister now

This category has been designed for Start-ups and Sole Traders on a very tight budget who do not declare under the PRN system but are keen to deliver sustainable packaging and engage consumers in reuse and recycling. You should be placing less than 50 tonnes of packaging on the UK market each year and no more than £2 million in turnover.

This subsidised membership provides a basic service with full online support (access to our Labelling Rules, Labelling Tool and online support services) but does not include support from our Membership Services Team. If you think you’ll need help from our team please sign up under our standard rates.

Membership options and fees (please select)

£395 + VAT per annum

  • 1 log-in to our Members’ Area
  • Online support only

£645 + VAT per annum

  • 1 PREP log-in