What will EPR mean to affected businesses?
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a new piece of UK legislation, which will be coming into force in 2023. It is a reform of the existing UK Packaging Waste Regulations.
Obligated businesses should be aware of the following key points:
- Producers will have an increased financial incentive to use packaging that is widely collected from householders for recycling, as well as to increase recycled content in packaging
- Additional data will need to be collected and reported
- Data reporting requirements will become more complex
- Introduction of *modulated fees could see producer compliance costs increase
- Reporting will need to be completed and aggregates for sales made in each of the devolved administrations (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
For a more detailed explanation of how Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging will work and what it might mean for your business, request a copy of our white paper.
*Modulated fees - The contributions liable businesses will be obligated to pay into the reformed system will increase or decrease depending on the recyclability of the packaging they place onto the market. Those using difficult to recycle, not recycled or unrecyclable packaging, will likely see higher costs associated with complying with the reformed Packaging Waste Regulations.