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Businesses urged to get ready for reforms to cut packaging waste

7th March 2023

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs announced on 28 February that reporting requirements for the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for packaging come into force.

Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging will make firms that supply household packaging responsible for the costs of dealing with packaging waste. Producers will be required to pay an EPR fee towards the costs of collecting and managing household packaging waste, currently borne by councils.

From the 28 February, all obligated packaging producers in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland must also collect information on the amount and type of packaging they have supplied during 2023. Wales will follow shortly.

Producers with a turnover of greater than £2 million and who handle more than 50 tonnes of packaging each year must report this information to the Environment Agency twice a year. The first reports must be submitted from 1 October.

Find out more information below |

Announcement : Businesses urged to get ready for reforms to cut packaging waste – GOV.UK (

Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers moves a step closer – GOV.UK (

Guidance : How to collect your packaging data for extended producer responsibility – GOV.UK (

Packaging waste: prepare for extended producer responsibility – GOV.UK (

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