The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations
were introduced in 1997 with the aim of reducing the amount of packaging
waste ending up in landfill.
Other things you should be aware of:
Your organisation can be obligated if it is part of a group that collectively
exceeds the thresholds outlined above, even if it doesn’t meet the thresholds
on its own
Northern Ireland has its own Packaging Waste Regulations which means that
organisations with operations in Northern Ireland will need to register
these separately with the Northern Ireland Environment Agency
What Do You Need to Do?
Obligated organisations must:
How Can We Help?
We take on the legal responsibility for your compliance
with the Packaging Waste Regulations. We calculate your obligation and purchase
recycling evidence (PRNs) on your behalf. We will also register you with the appropriate
As part of your membership you also get:
- Access to fully trained experts who can be contacted for help and advice
- Unique online data submission
system offering interactive guidance
- Free regional
- Free compliance reviews
- Industry news e-bulletins
- Access to a dedicated Member
Area of the website
- We meet your
Consumer Information Obligations (CIOs) on your behalf
- Free use of the
Green Dot symbol
- A certificate of compliance
- Lobbying at
How Much Does it Cost?
There are three sets of fees that you will need to pay in order to become compliant
with the regulations:
- Agency fees – everyone has to pay a set environment agency
registration fee each year
- Annual Membership
fee – this covers our administration costs of checking and verifying
- PRN fees
– this is the cost of procuring recycling evidence notes needed to meet your
here to download our costs.
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Scheme Reference Numbers:
Environment Agency: ES19971043