Understanding EPR Packaging
Time: 11:30 - 11:50
Date: 4 June 2024
Theatre: Industry Insight
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging is a policy that went into effect on 1st January 2023. It significantly increases producer’s responsibility for the packaging they place on the UK market at the end of its life and replaces previous producer responsibility regulations.
The goal is to encourage the use of fewer and more easily recyclable packaging materials, to ensure that as much packaging material as possible is recycled, and to raise sufficient funding to cover the cost of collecting and recycling packaging material when it becomes waste.
This presentation will cover the points below:
- – Who is affected?
- – Terminology (how it translates to the chemical supply chain)
- – Data reporting obligations.