As we have communicated many times in the weekly email, the Federation has been working over the last few weeks with the Special Interest Group on Packaging plus other trade bodies on a response to the Government Consultation on the Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme (EPR) that will replace the current PRN system.
This piece of proposed legislation will transfer a massive cost from central and local government to industry. The Consultation states this will be £2.7bn whilst other creditable sources suggest it could be as high as £3.5bn. Indeed, there are parts of the proposed scheme where we feel costs are too open-ended.
We have produced a word document which members can use to complete their own submission online.
We would ask all members to submit a response as we need to communicate to the Government that parts of the Consultation are unacceptable and will place a massive burden on industry whilst we are still reeling from Covid-19 and Brexit.
The deadline for responses is the 4th June.
The BFFF response to the Government consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility can be found here
If you have further queries please contact Jilly Wallis