Closed consultation

Packaging and packaging waste: introducing Extended Producer Responsibility

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Detail of feedback received

We received 1,241 responses to this consultation.

Due to the large scope of the consultation, we are still analysing the responses and making key policy decisions.

We expect to publish a full government response to this consultation in early 2022.

Summary

Seeking views on our plans to introduce an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for packaging.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our plans to introduce an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for packaging.

This will mean that packaging producers will pay the full cost of managing packaging once it becomes waste. This will encourage producers to use less packaging and use more recyclable materials, reducing the amount of hard to recycle packaging placed on the market.

We are seeking your views on how the scheme will operate, including:

  • scheme design
  • scheme governance
  • implementation timelines
  • how the scheme will be enforced
Published 24 March 2021
Last updated 18 November 2021 + show all updates
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