As we have previously advised, Government are currently undertaking a consultation on EPR which will replace the current PRN system for the recovery and recycling of packaging.
The Federation will respond to the consultation supported by the Specialist Interest Group on Packaging.
We are also involved on the workshops being run by INCPEN on understanding the list of types of materials that will need to be reported. We appreciate the support by members Bidfood and Greenyard Frozen with Lee Wills and Nick Hoare representing the Federation at these vital workshops.
This consultation is the second on EPR and we find it alarming that between the consultations the cost to industry, and you our members has escalated immensely from circa £1.5bn in the 2019 consultation to £2.7bn now.
We had hoped to provide members with a template, so they could respond directly to the consultation if they wish to, however, after an investigation the response requires businesses to answer some 180 questions.
We are now investigating if we can provide members with a summary of our key responses that they could forward to their local MPs. We will keep you advised on this.
If any member who is not represented on the SIG Packaging but wants to get involved, please contact Siobhan