Extended Producer Responsibility consultation

Proposing a centralised competition governance model


Robbie Staniforth

The Defra consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system is seeking views on measures that aim to address the widely recognised problems inherent in the current system.

Part C: Section 7 of the consultation presents four options for future governance arrangements to address the need for a more transparent system and considers compliance monitoring and enforcement.

We believe that none of the options in the consultation provide an optimal solution that will successfully address the problems in the current system. That is why we have considered how the best features of each model can be used to create an alternative approach that serves the system principles outlined by Defra and can also deliver the outcomes the government and country desire.

An alternative centralised competition model

We urge those involved in creating, selling, collecting, sorting or recycling packaging to consider this alternative ‘centralised competition’ approach, rather than compromising on one of the four options presented. Its very value is in the fact it hasn’t been developed in isolation but rather through listening and reflecting back thoughts of all the actors involved.

You can register below to receive the full details of our proposal now. If you are in agreement with our proposed centralised competition model, you can reference it in your response to the consultation by including this link: https://www.ecosurety.com/centralised-competition-model

If you have any questions, please do contact us.

Robbie Staniforth, head of policy, Ecosurety

15 April 2019