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Environmental Consultations & Policy

Expert advice and information on key environmental policy developments and consultations

 

Welcome to the environmental policy and consultations calendar; your main reference point to keep abreast of all current and upcoming environmental legislative developments

The calendar is continually updated by our Policy Team in line with government announcements. Click on each calendar entry to read more information about that event and note the key below the calendar to understand the status of each entry.

2020

Q1

Q2

Q3

UK Plastic Packaging Tax Info
Consultations/Regulation Review

The UK's upcoming plastic packaging tax consultation closed on 20 August 2020

Q4

Reducing single use plastic in Wales Info
Consultations/Regulation Review

Welsh government consults on single-use plastic ban

Estimated Icon 2021 - 2023 Packaging Targets Released Info
Consultations/Regulation Review
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DEFRA confirmed they would wait ‘as late as possible’ in 2020 to set the packaging targets due to the Covid situation.

Estimated Icon WEEE Review Info
Consultations/Regulation Review
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We expect to see consultations on amending the WEEE regulations before the end of 2020/early 2021

2021

Q1

EU plastic levy / call for funds Info
New Regulation Launch

The EU has agreed a levy to be placed on all non-recyclable plastic packaging waste handled by its member states from 1 January 2021.

Estimated Icon UK Environmental Bill Follow-up Info
New Regulation Launch
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More information and a follow up on the UK Environmental Bill is due

Delayed Icon Packaging EPR Consultation Info
Consultations/Regulation Review
Delayed Icon Delayed

The second round of packaging consultations for Extended Producer Responsibility has been delayed until 2021

Delayed Icon DRS Consultation Info
Consultations/Regulation Review
Delayed Icon Delayed

DRS Consultation - the second round of packaging consultations for Deposit Return Scheme has been delayed until 2021

Delayed Icon Collection Consistency Consultation Info
Consultations/Regulation Review
Delayed Icon Delayed

Consistency Consultation - the second round of packaging consultations for Collections Consistency has been delayed until 2021

Q2

Q3

Estimated Icon Packaging EPR Regulations Published Info
Consultations/Regulation Review
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Estimated date for the Packaging EPR Regulations wording being published

Q4

Estimated Icon Single use plastic ban/limit in Wales Info
New Regulation Launch
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Single use plastic ban/limit in Wales to take effect in Autumn 2021

2022

Q1

Q2

UK Plastic Packaging Tax Info
New Regulation Launch

£200 per tonne value for the upcoming tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content

Q3

Estimated Icon Deposit Return Scheme England Info
New Regulation Launch
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Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers (bottles and cans) in England

Estimated Icon Deposit Return Scheme Scotland Info
New Regulation Launch
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Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers (bottles and cans) in Scotland

Q4

2023

Q1

Q2

Estimated Icon Packaging EPR Regulations enacted Info
New Regulation Launch
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Estimated date when we expect to see the reformed Packaging EPR Regulations come into force

Estimated Icon Collection Consistency for Local Authorities Info
New Regulation Launch
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Waste and recycling: making recycling collections consistent in England

Q3

Q4

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New Regulation Launch Consultations/Regulation Review Delayed Icon Delayed Estimated Icon Estimated

If you have any queries or would like further information about any of the above policy events, please contact our dedicated, in-house Policy Leader Martin Hyde who will be happy to help - consultation@complydirect.com / 01756 706 577