Yesterday the Prime Minister announced the scaling back of various Net Zero policies, including the announcement that he was scrapping ‘seven bins per household’ to improve recycling.
This week Defra published a regulatory position statement (RPS) confirming that whilst the first two reporting deadlines for large producers remain unchanged, no enforcement action will be taken if they are submitted by 31 May 2024.
Battery producers and their compliance schemes in the UK must meet a 45% recycling target of portable types annually.
In the second quarter of 2023, the WEEE collection figures show that a total of 118,953 tonnes of WEEE has been collected from households across April – June, which is a 3% increase compared to Q1 collections.
The tax, currently charged at around £210 per tonne, has been in force since April 2022 and is levied on manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging containing less than 30% recycled content.
The Waste Prevention Programme (WPP) for England is a cross-departmental plan that details the Government’s priorities in moving toward a circular economy, and progress against the Resources and Waste Strategy published in 2018.
We are delighted to announce that Louisa Goodfellow, Policy Manager at Ecosurety, has been shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star’ award at the UK Packaging Awards 2023.
The Q2 2023 unverified recycling figures released by the Environment Agency indicate another strong performing quarter.
Defra have confirmed that due to the implementation delay of EPR measures, the 2007 packaging regulation data reporting requirements will continue in 2024.