Defra is pushing forward the government’s red tape challenge, launching a consultation on the batteries and packaging regulations.
The government believes that bringing forward the right changes will produce a net benefit to business worth £28m over ten years.
The consultation is an opportunity for producers to have their say and feedback on the proposed changes. ecosurety will be contacting members to produce a consolidated response backed up with relevant data, to be submitted to Defra in May. This will make it as easy as possible for our members to contribute with the benefit of a louder collective voice – if you are interested in taking part please wait for us to contact you in May.
A sub-assessment (call for evidence) on waste plastics is also included. EU and UK proposals for new/higher recycling targets are questioned following the ‘Plastic-Flow report’ suggesting the integrity of current reporting for plastic supplied into the UK market was not accurate.
The paper also confirms proposals that were rejected following last year’s review:
You can find out more about the Defra producer responsibility consultation here.
ecosurety will be directly in touch with packaging and batteries compliance members in May to coordinate a structured, collective submission. A report detailing the planned submission will then be circulated to all participants.
Want to find out more? Our experts are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have now – simply contact the ecosurety compliance team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0845 094 2228.
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Its market-leading integrated services span sustainable strategy, waste, compliance and intelligent reporting. In 2014 the company received the Institute of Directors' Corporate Responsibility Award for the South West.
By shaping and supporting best practice in waste and recycling ecosurety is driving greater efficiency in the resource cycle and reducing demand for raw materials. By 2020 ecosurety is targeting influence over 1 million tonnes of waste.
As policy manager, Robbie is responsible for liaising with government, regulators and industry organisations to represent our members’ views and interests. In previous roles, he helped to instigate market-based change and he brings that dynamism to his current role of influencing regulatory change. With years of experience working across a number of departments at Ecosurety, it’s fair to say he has an excellent understanding of producer compliance and recycling, which enables him to provide high-level policy expertise, industry insight and market analysis to our members.
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