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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.
Packaging waste regulations explained
Not all businesses are affected by the Packaging Waste Regulations. A business needs to meet a set of criteria to be obligated. However, due to the complex nature of these regulations, misunderstandings can occur. Some obligated businesses don’t realise or believe that they are required to comply with packaging compliance and waste regulations.
It is important that checks are made and expert advice is sought. This can establish what, if any, obligations a business may have. 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 packaging compliance. They specialise in producer responsibility. Our expert teams can help answer any questions you may have and provide the right advice 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. They help collate packaging weights and form a complete outsourcing solution. This service can be tailored to suit a business’s needs.Find out more
There is an uncertainty that can surround business obligations. The burden of packaging compliance, failure to comply, and the consequences of non-compliance can harm a business. Risks of non-compliance with Producer Responsibility Obligations may include prosecution, heavy fines, negative PR, and damage to brand reputation.Find out more
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.Find out more