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Extended Producer Responsibility

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Extended Producer Responsibility

This section of the road map provides you with initial insight and guidance.

EPR impacts the industry especially packaging producers. Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging (EPR) moves the full cost of dealing with packaging waste from households away from local taxpayers and councils to the packaging producers (applying the 'polluterpays principle'), giving producers responsibility for the costs of their packaging throughout its life cycle. The aim is to encourage producers to reduce their use of packaging and use packaging which is easier to recycle. Producers will pay more for less sustainable packaging, incentivising packaging that uses less material and is easier to recycle. Producers will also be expected to meet ambitious new recycling targets and use clear unambiguous labelling of recyclability to make it easy for consumers to do the right thing.

If you have any questions email the EPR helpdesk at [email protected]


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