These documents provide an easily digestible summary for packaging producers of key points in the extensive government consultations.
On 24 March UK governments released the second round of consultations for reforming the existing packaging producer responsibility system, including a consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging and a consultation on introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The deadline to respond is 4 June 2021.
The planned reform that UK governments are seeking feedback on is extensive and wide ranging, including a proposed single point of compliance and producers being financially responsible for the entirety of their packaging waste through modulated fees – a move that is set to greatly increase costs for producers.
Encourage and support packaging producers to respond
At a combined 316 pages, the official consultation support documents for both the EPR and DRS consultations are necessarily in-depth and technical. In an effort to encourage and support as many producers as possible to respond, Ecosurety has released easily digestible highlight summaries that cover the pertinent points that all packaging producers should consider feeding back on. The highlight summaries include reference links to the original government consultation documents.
Head of innovation and policy Robbie Staniforth commented "Given the mass of complexity within these Governmental proposals, we see it as our duty to highlight the key issues, not only to our valued members and suppliers, but also to the wider industry."
"These summary documents are just one step in a much broader engagement plan we have for the coming months with the ultimate goal of raising awareness and constructive debate about these proposals. There is a huge opportunity to shape the future and secure better outcomes for the way products are packaged, which much be seized."
Request the highlight summaries now
The consultation highlight summaries produced by Ecosurety can be requested now using the links below:
- Request the highlight summary of the EPR for packaging consultation
- Request the highlight summary of the DRS consultation
Get up to speed with our webinars
We are also presenting webinars - open to all - to get you up to speed on each of the consultations, including the key facts you need to know, how you could be impacted and how you can respond. Each webinar will also include a Q&A session at the end where you can ask our team any questions you may have. Please use the links below to find out more and to book your place:
Overview of the packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) consultation
1.30pm - 3.00pm on 22 April
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Overview of the Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) consultation
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In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about the consultations, please contact our team.
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