Malta | Online Information Session about the Beverage Container Refund Scheme

Catering establishments and Hoteliers are being invited to an information session being organised by BCRS Malta Ltd, the operator of Malta’s Beverage Container Refund Scheme, in collaboration with Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA), and with the participation of the Scheme regulator, Circular Economy Malta.

With only a few weeks until the launch of the Beverage Container Refund Scheme, members in the HoReCa sector are encouraged to attend and familiarise themselves with all the details of how the Scheme will work and how it will affect their business. A Question-and-Answer Session during the event, will present members with the opportunity to ask any pertinent questions and ensure they are in conformity with their legal obligations.

The Information Session will be taking place on Thursday 5th May 2022 at 09:30am, online via Zoom.

To register your attendance, please fill in the registration form found at this link:

Zoom link to join into the meeting will be circulated with registered participants one day before the event.

Please find event Programme hereunder:

09.30 – 09.35am : Welcome Address by Mr Tony Zahra – President, Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association
09.35 – 09.40am: Introductory Address by Mr Pierre Fava – Chairman, BCRS Malta Ltd
09.40 – 10.00am: Presentation by Ing. Edward Chetcuti – Chief Executive Officer, BCRS Malta Ltd
10.00 – 10.05am: Address by Mr Franco Schembri – Chief Officer, Operations, Circular Economy Malta
10.05 – 10.55am: Q&A session – moderated by Ms Rachel Attard – Media & Communication Strategist, The Malta Chamber


  • Mr Tonio Cini – Policy & Membership Manager, Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA)
  • Mr Pierre Fava – Chairman, BCRS Malta Ltd
  • Ing. Edward Chetcuti – Chief Executive Officer, BCRS Malta Ltd
  • Mr Franco Schembri – Chief Officer, Operations, Circular Economy Malta
  • Mr Matthew Dimech – Head of Administration, BCRS Malta Ltd

10.55 – 11.00am: Closing

Please note that Subsidiary Legislation 549.134 obliges operators to register their individual establishments.

Furthermore, in the case of hotels, operators will need to register the different restaurants and/or bars, coffee shops, etc individually (and not their hotel).

To proceed with registration, please visit BCRS Malta Ltd’s website and click on the ‘REGISTER HERE’ tab which is situated at the top right corner of your screen.

Once there, you may click on ‘Catering Undertaking’. On that screen, a walk-through video has been provided, showing step by step the process of registration, which will definitely help answer most queries.

It is highly recommend to watch the video prior to starting your registration.

You will first be asked to register your user account, followed by the registration of the Business (‘mother company’), and finally you will need to register each Catering Establishment/s.

Should you require any assistance with registration you may contact BCRS Malta Ltd by email on or on their helpline: +356 99099955.

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