Competition in Producer Responsibility report
The German Federal Competition Authority has produced a report to assess the impact of introducing competition into the German system for producer responsibility for packaging. It provides detailed evidence on the impact of costs to producers and other factors. It is the only report we are aware of which objectively assesses a real case study of the relative pros and cons of a competitive system versus the original monopoly system, which operated in German until 2004.
This report provides some useful insights to UK business and policy makers on the options for future compliance systems in the UK. Our Policy Team have produced a summary document, which can be viewed here.