Estimated date when we expect to see the reformed Packaging EPR Regulations come into force
The reform of the Packaging (PRN) Regulations is part of wider changes to implement Extended Producer Responsibility for Packaging in the UK. This will include ensuring that full net cost recovery for packaging waste is funded by producers, and that the costs paid are proportional to the environmental attributes of packaging placed on the market
The new Regulations are expected to launch in 2023, meaning that 2022 will be the last year of the current PRN system.
- Producers will pay the full costs of disposal of packaging waste associated with their products
- De Minimis and point of compliance to change (single point of compliance)
- EPR extends beyond partial participation into full financial ownership of the environmental impact of products
- Fee Modulation mandatory under the Circular Economy Package