Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging Waste
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) will see the full cost of managing household waste shift to producers, in the hope of delivering a more circular economy for packaging where greater quantities of recyclable waste are reprocessed into valuable, high-quality secondary resources. This is a reform of the existing Packaging Waste Regulations. Organisations affected by the new EPR will need to start collecting packaging data from 1st January 2023.
What do you need to do?
Understand how your organisation is impacted and your required actions. You can do that on the Government website here.
If you're required to act you will need to gather the required data about your packaging.
Follow the Government guidance on how to register, submit data and pay the obligations.
Already closing the loop on your waste?
Many of Duo's clients are already taking responsibility for their packaging waste by collecting and recycling it as part of Duo's closed loop recycling scheme. If you take the packagng back and have it reprocessed, and have evidence of that reprocessing, you can use that as part of your obligation.
For more information on closing the loop on your plastic packaging waste contact the Duo team here.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) - January 2023 requirements presentation on YouTube
Demonstration of Obligation Checker
Guidance Packaging Waste: prepare for extended producer responsibility
Guidance How to collect your packaging data for EPR
Data Reporting SI The Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (England) Regulations 2022 (legislations.gov.uk)