The consultation includes a draft of the Northern Ireland Packaging Waste Regulations which intend to consolidate the existing regulations and amendments. The draft regulations are intended to reflect the draft consolidated regulations for the rest of the UK. The new draft regulations are not intended to make any changes to current operation of the legislation; however, there are a number of amendments to the wording, layout and formatting.
The consultation closes for comment on 26 August 2016.
The DAERA consultation draft regulations are intended to reflect the regulations for the rest of the UK, which have not yet been released. We have therefore recommended that the Northern Ireland regulations are updated to reflect the GB regulations when these are available. Valpak's response document can be found here.