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Packaging waste: introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility

Packaging waste: introduction of Extended Producer Responsibility 

Consultation opened on 24 March 2021. Closing date 04 June 2021 at 23:59. 

The Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) is seeking views on plans to introduce Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging in the UK alongside England, Scotland and Wales. This consultation will run in tandem with the consultation on proposals to introduce a deposit return system for drinks containers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Views are sought from across the industry, as well as members of the public on how the scheme will function, including: 

  • system design 
  • system governance 
  • producer obligations 
  • implementation timelines 
  • how the system will be enforced 

Responses to this consultation will help inform final policy decisions on key aspects of the scheme, such as governance, recycling targets and implementation timelines. This consultation is held on the Defra website: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/extended-producer-responsibility/extended-producer-responsibility-for-packaging.

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