X

PRN system to be reviewed by National Audit Office

The Environmental Audit Committee requests review due to concerns over a lack of transparency and the potential for fraud. 

Under scrutiny will be whether the PRN system is fundamentally performing as it was intended to, including the measures in place to prevent fraud and non-compliance.

Specifically there are concerns over how the money raised through the PRN system is spent, the over-reliance on exporting waste with little traceability of how it is actually processed, and the fact that there are no incentives for producers to use easily recyclable packaging materials over those that are known to be problematic.

Many flaws in the system

Robbie Staniforth, policy manager at Ecosurety commented “It is heartening to see the Environmental Audit Committee continuing in its quest to find accurate information about the PRN system. We are pleased that our continuous championing of greater transparency is finally having an effect at the highest level via the pending involvement of the National Audit Office."  

"Over the past three years we have lived and breathed the reformation of the PRN system, and we would be prepared to anonymously share members’ top frustrations and experiences of the system as it stands, in order to create a system better suited to the country’s recycling needs. The quicker we can contribute members’ ideas to this debate, and help with understanding of core issues, the quicker we feel those issues will dissolve."

“We believe the NAO will find many flaws in the system and we welcome further Parliamentary scrutiny to inform decisions about PRN reform due in the Resources and Waste Strategy later this year.”

To discuss how packaging compliance impacts your organisation, please contact us.

 


Ben Luger

Marketing communication specialist

Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 to help drive the marketing communications for Ecosurety, working closely with all areas of the business to help spread the good word!


Written by Ben Luger Published 09/03/2018 Topics Packaging

Useful links


Seminar: Packaging compliance

Join our compliance specialists at our packaging compliance seminar on Thursday 29 November 2018 at Ecosurety Ltd, 1190 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol, BS32 4FP.
This seminar is CPD accredited.

Read More >>

Webinar: Packaging compliance 2018 Q4 commercial update

Join our account manager Josh Wytchard in this free webinar to understanding exactly what makes up your compliance costs with a refresher on how your PRN obligation is calculated and an overview of current market trends.
This webinar is CPD accredited.

Read More >>

Webinar: Packaging compliance 2018 Q3 commercial update

Join Josh Wytchard in this free webinar to understanding exactly what makes up your compliance costs with a refresher on how your PRN obligation is calculated and an overview of current market trends.
This webinar is CPD accredited.

Read More >>

Get in touch