Mandatory Packaging Reporting

What is it?

Mandatory Packaging Reporting (MPR) is a new regulation introduced by the Resource Sustainability Act and which is enforced by the NEA. Under the MPR framework, producers of packaged products will be required to submit packaging data and 3R plans to the NEA.


Who will be impacted?

All of the following with annual turnover greater than 10 million SGD.

  • Brand owners
  • Manufacturers
  • Importers of packaging and packaged goods
  • Supermarkets
  • Outlets using packaging such as hotels, food delivery businesses, restaurant chains etc.


Requirements for Businesses under the MPR

  • Quantify the packaging waste in alignment with NEA’s requirements
  • Prepare and submit 3R plans annually
  • Keep records related to reports and plans for a period of 5 years


SEC’s role

With the first report to be submitted by 31 March 2022, SEC’s advisory role will provide companies with the following benefits.


  • Packaging value chain mapping
  • Streamlined data collection
  • Seamless flow of data transfer to NEA’s requirement
  • Data verification and validation


For more information, contact us at training@sec.org.sg


•  Course fee of S$4501 payable per eligible participant is only applicable for up to 3 participants per business entity registered and operating in Singapore, with a minimum of 30% local shareholding.

•  Participants must be nominated by their company as the company’s representatives for participation in this series of Sustainability Courses2.

•  Each individual will only be supported to participate in these sustainability courses once.

•  Company is liable to make full payment for the course fees if the company or participants are found to be ineligible or fail to complete the course.


1 GST for the original course fee is payable
2 The first series of Enterprise Sustainability Programme – Sustainability Courses is offered by Singapore Environment Council, Global Compact Network Singapore, and PwC Singapore. You may refer here for the list of courses under the series.