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A Guide to Extended Producer Responsibility: Understanding the New Packaging Waste Regulations in the UK

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a new packaging regulation in the UK that aims to reduce the environmental impact of packaging waste by making obligated producers responsible for the full net cost of collecting and recycling all packaging that they place on the UK market.

Under this regulation, companies will have 100% responsibility for their packaging waste and associated disposal and recycling costs, rather than these being spread out along the supply chain. This means that they will need to consider the environmental impact of the packaging they use and make changes to reduce their obligation.

The major positive for the environment is that EPR is expected to encourage businesses to adopt more sustainable practices and reduce their environmental impact through packaging waste. By holding producers responsible for the end-of-life management of their products, the aim is to reduce the amount of packaging waste sent to landfill and increase the amount of packaging that is recycled.

At Here’s The Plan, we believe that the EPR regulations are an important step in creating a more sustainable future for the UK. By working together, we can reduce waste and promote sustainable practices, ultimately helping to protect the environment for future generations. We also know that the new legislation is likely to cause a headache for businesses up and down the country trying to get to grips with new, more frequent reporting requirements.

Our team of experts can provide guidance and support to your business as you navigate the new requirements. Your obligations differ depending on whether you are classified as a small or large organisation, but we are ready to help businesses of all sizes understand the latest regulations and design a reporting solution specific to you. We will walk you through the entire journey, from initial Impact Assessment, to reporting and compliance, all in a methodical and timely manner so that you never miss a deadline!

If you would like to learn more about the new EPR regulations and how Here’s The Plan can help, please get in touch for your copy of our Introduction to Extended Producer Responsibility document or to arrange your free 30 minute initial consultation.

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