Packaging producers are (or should be!) aware of all the work they do to comply by the Packaging Waste regulations. But how much do you know about the sister piece of legislation, the Packaging Essential Requirements Regulations?
What are they? Well, the Essential Requirements, originally introduced in 1998, are more concerned with the packaging you place onto the market and come from the same Directive as the Packaging Waste Regulations.
To summarise the requirements, they are, according to the guidance:
Recently there have been changes made to these regulations, and these are due to come into effect on the 1 October 2015.
We have captured the key things you might need to know, and put them into one handy guide for you.
Some of the significant amendments to the Essential Requirements regulations are:
Apart from ensuring that you do not breach the key requirements listed above you do not need to do anything immediate. If you are unsure if your company is complying with them, don’t hesitate to get in contact, and one of our packaging specialists will be happy to chat to you.
More than £880,000 from the £1Million total has been donated to environmental charities for breaches in the Packaging Regulations, according the latest figures released by the Environment Agency.Read More >>
Price volatility continues to be caused by changes in Chinese recycling policy, which is heavily suppressing the amount of export PRNs that are generated by recycling activities in China.Read More >>
Following the release of the quarter 2 recycling figures for 2015 there has been growing concern regarding the position of aluminium, as the figures indicate the UK is not on track to meet its statutory target for the recycling of aluminium packaging in 2015.Read More >>