Producer Responsibility Legislation

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Producer Responsibility Legislation 

In the UK, producer responsibility legislation covers three key areas:

1. Packaging

2. Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE)

3. Batteries

The regulations set out to make those who manufacture, import and sell these products responsible for their impact when they reach the end of life. The regulations require businesses to:

-          Minimise waste arising from these products and promote their reuse
-          Ensure waste products are treated and meet the recovery and recycling targets for the waste materials
-          Design products by reducing material use and enhancing reusability and recyclability. 



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Businesses which handle and supply packaging can find all relevant information about how to comply with the Producer Responsibility Legislation (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 here.

Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Businesses which manufacture, import, re-brand, distance sell or distribute EEE can find more information on how to comply with the Producer Responsibility Legislation (WEEE) Regulations 2013 here.


Businesses which manufacture, import, re-brand or distribute batteries can find out how to comply with the Producer Responsibility Legislation (Waste Batteries and Accumulators) Regulations 2009 here.

Free Confidential Compliance Identification Service

Our FREE Confidential Compliance Identification Service exists to support and protect any fast-growing companies or companies that have previously been unaware of the Packaging, WEEE and Batteries regulations. Our experts here at Comply Direct can help you quickly identify if you are obligated, offering a complimentary compliance review. Within this review we can help you gather your data, determine your obligation and process the next steps if required, providing the support and protection you need to become compliant.

If your company has grown quickly or you have previously been unaware of the Packaging, WEEE or Batteries regulations then our Free Confidential Compliance Identification Service is for you. Click here to find out more today.

Are you obligated for Packaging Compliance?

If you handle over 50 tonnes of packaging per year and have an annual turnover of £2million or above then it is likely that you will be obligated for Packaging Compliance. Find out more and take our simple Packaging Compliance assessment

Top FAQs

Here are a few popular questions asked about Batteries, Packaging and WEEE Compliance, as well as the producer responsibility legislation. For more FAQ's on each compliance area click the links below.

Packaging Compliance

Which businesses are affected by the Packaging Waste Regulations?

WEEE Compliance

What is EEE and WEEE?

Batteries Compliance

Which businesses are affected by the battery regulations?

Packaging Compliance

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