10 May 2023
The way UK organisations responsible for packaging must carry out their recycling responsibilities has changed. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) came into effect on 1st January 2023, and requires producers of packaging to be responsible for the cost of disposing of the packaging once their product has been consumed.
The purpose of EPR is to encourage a circular economy, to have a single point of compliance, to fund full recovery costs for the packaging waste, and to financially deter difficult to recycle packaging and promote reusable packaging.
If you’re affected by EPR for packaging, based on certain criteria set out by the government, you will need to report your packaging data.
To find out more, please refer to our factsheet HERE.