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Is your business affected by Producer Responsibility Obligations? Unsure if it applies to you? Then find out more and see how we can help reduce the burden

Is your business affected by Producer Responsibility Obligations?

Not all businesses are affected by the Packaging Waste Regulations. A business needs to meet a set of criteria in order to be obligated. However, due to the complex nature of these Regulations, misunderstandings can occur, which may mean obligated businesses don’t realise they are required to comply, or may believe they don’t need to comply.

It is important that checks are made and expert advice is sought in order to establish what, if any, obligations a business may have, as non-compliance may result in hefty fines and/ or damage to business reputation.

How can Reconomy help?

Reconomy’s subsidiary partner Valpak is the UK’s industry leader in environmental compliance specialising in producer responsibility.  Our expert teams can help answer any questions you may have and provide the right advise and solutions for your business.

Businesses are affected by the Packaging Waste Regulations if they meet all the following criteria:

  • Annual UK turnover exceeds £2 million
  • Handle more than 50 tonnes of packaging/packaging materials each year
  • Own the packaging/packaging materials that they handle
  • Perform a relevant activity on any packaging handled

Still unsure?  Our partner company Valpak has designed a quick and simple test to see if you’re affected.

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Businesses affected by the Packaging Waste Regulations will need to:

  • register with the appropriate environment agency
  • collect data about the packaging handled and complete an annual submission form
  • calculate obligation tonnage
  • source recycling evidence notes (packaging waste recovery notes) to match obligation

What help is available?

Collecting and collating packaging data can be a time-consuming process.

Businesses can fully outsource this annual task to Valpak’s Data Insights Team. From help collecting packaging weights to a complete outsource solution, this service can be tailored to suit a business’s needs.

Contact Valpak for help

What help is available?

If you are unsure if your business is affected, our partner company Valpak has designed a quick and simple test to see if you're affected.

Find out more

Breaking regulations

Uncertainty that can surround business obligations, the burden of compliance, failure to comply and subsequent consequences of non-compliance can all have negative impacts on a business.

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International compliance

If a business offers international shipping, exports or has a presence overseas it may be required to comply with environmental or packaging waste legislation in other markets.

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International Compliance

If a business offers international shipping, exports or has a presence overseas it may be required to comply with environmental or packaging waste legislation in other markets.

Breaking Regulations

Uncertainty that can surround business obligations, the burden of compliance, failure to comply and subsequent consequences of non-compliance can all have negative impacts on a business. Risks of non-compliance may include prosecution, heavy fines, negative PR and damage to brand reputation.

What help is available?

If you are unsure if your business is affected, our partner company Valpak has designed a quick and simple test to see if you're affected.

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