search
Total Waste Management Solutions
01952 204471
Home  >  News  >  Defra recovery and packaging waste consultation

Defra recovery and packaging waste consultation


 

The UK’s Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations require producers of packaging to ensure that a proportion of the packaging they handle is recovered and recycled. The proportion they must ensure is recovered and recycled is dependent on both the amount of packaging they have handled and also anything the packaging has been used for (pack filling etc) As well as this, producers must also adhere to the UK business targets previously set.
 
This consultation is looking at what the UK business targets should be set for the timframe 2013-2017. These possible options are:
 
Option 1 – keep all packaging recycling and recovery targets to the minimum required to meet EU targets until 2017
Option 2 – Higher recycling targets for aluminium and plastic (respectively 1% and 2% increase/yr from 2013, through
a) Statutory targets
b) Statutory targets to EU minimum plus voluntary responsibility deals
Option 3 - Higher recycling targets for aluminium, plastic and steel with glass recycling split by end use (respectively 3%/yr, 5%/yr, 1%/yr increase and 1% change/yr from 2013) through
a) Statutory targets
b) Statutory targets to EU minimum plus voluntary responsibility deals
c) Statutory targets to EU minimum plus introduction of deposit return system
 
Option 3a is the Government’s preferred option but Defra are seeking multiple views on the proposed targets and also the accompanying impact assessment.
 
The consultation began on 12 December 2011 and is set to contniue for 8 weeks closing on 10th February 2012.
For further information, give us a call and we will help you to implement a robust Waste and Recycling strategy to help future proof you for these forthcoming changes.
For further information on the consultation, please visit http://www.defra.gov.uk/consult/files/packaging-consult-doc.pdf

 






callback desktop callback mobile
*
*
*

Your message

Enter the code below (This is to protect us from spam)
*Required fields
submit enquiry