Consultation outcome

Packaging waste: changing business targets for paper, steel, aluminium and wood

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Summary of responses

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Detail of outcome

We received 45 responses to this consultation. The legislation was updated to include the revised targets:

Original consultation


Seeking views on new packaging recycling business targets for paper, steel, aluminium and wood for 2018 to 2020.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our plans to introduce new business targets under the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations.

The regulations require producers of packaging to make sure that a proportion of the packaging they handle is recovered and recycled.

The proposed changes would set new targets for overall recovery and recycling between 2018 and 2020. It will also set new material specific targets for paper, steel, aluminium and wood.

These changes are being considered because the current targets expire in 2017.

Published 29 November 2016
Last updated 26 July 2018 + show all updates
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