The forum brings together key members of the UK’s packaging producer compliance sector as it seeks to share knowledge ahead of industry reform.
A consortium of leading environmental and packaging producer compliance schemes has today announced the launch of a new Packaging Scheme Forum (PSF). This comes as the industry prepares for long-awaited reforms to its existing producer obligations.
The PSF has been established by 45 registered UK packaging compliance schemes with the aim of fostering open and collaborative dialogue between industry bodies and government.
By providing valuable insight, guidance and feedback on the existing Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations, the primary objectives of the PSF will be to help improve packaging compliance regulation and enforcement in the UK.
Representing 97% of producers
Collectively PSF members represent 97% of producers registered with compliance schemes within the UK. Included in this mix are producers from the automotive, chemical manufacturing, engineering, food and drink manufacturing, apparel, sports and leisure, medical and retail sectors.
As compliance schemes, members of the PSF will advise their customers on the UK’s recovery and recycling obligations. The group is collectively responsible for 7 million tonnes of recycling and packaging waste each year.
Robbie Staniforth, chair of the PSF and policy manager at Ecosurety commented “It has been encouraging to witness the recent surge in interest in the UK’s existing packaging regulations and we welcome all efforts being made by Government to review the existing system."
"The members of this newly formed PSF have considerable expertise from operating with the existing Packaging Waste Regulations. We look forward to working collaboratively with Government so the best results for the UK’s industry, producers and our environment are secured.”
If you would like more information about the newly launched Packaging Scheme Forum, or packaging compliance in general, please contact our team.
Marketing projects specialist
Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 and helps drive marketing communications and projects for Ecosurety, including project managing the launch of the Ecosurety Exploration Fund and website content development.
The Flexible Plastic Fund (FPF) FlexCollect project has released an interim report showcasing the early insights from the seven local authorities currently running flexible plastic kerbside collection pilots, covering nearly 30,000 households from across the UK.Read More >>
You have required actions under packaging EPR if you’re an individual business, subsidiary or group with an annual turnover of £1 million pounds or more, are responsible for more than 25 tonnes of packaging in a calendar year and you carry out any of the specified packaging activities listed by government.
It is worth noting that the point of compliance under EPR sits with a single organisation, usually the brand owner.Read More >>
On 22 November, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of a position paper concerning EU-wide rules aiming to increase the reuse and recycling of packaging.Read More >>