EPR & DRS Cost Modelling

We are helping Nestlé UK, Coca Cola European Partners,
Next UK and Booker to understand potential cost impacts
of Producer Responsibility Reform across their businesses

The Circular Economy Package (CEP) stipulates that Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) producer costs must cover full net costs of packaging placed on the market, i.e. the cost of separate collection, transport and treatment necessary to meet CEP targets or packaging.

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Deposit Return Schemes (DRS)

In addition, UK Governments have recently expressed interest in Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) for drinks containers. You can download a copy of our DRS report here.

The challenge

The scope and design of EPR systems for food and drinks packaging will be critically important in establishing future compliance costs to retailers and producers who handle packaging. But precisely how and the extent to which the current EPR system will be reformed and how it interacts with DRS is not yet certain.

The project

Using analysis based on our Environmental Product Information Centre (EPIC) - a bespoke software platform which contains comprehensive information on over 20 million food and drinks products sold in the UK market – we carried out extensive cost modelling of EPR and DRS systems under likely future scenarios on the scope, pack size and format of food and drinks packaging.

This has helped Nestlé UK, Coca Cola European Partners, Next UK and Booker to better understand potential cost impacts of Producer Responsibility Reform on their business.

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