Consultation outcome

Packaging waste: changing business targets for plastic and glass

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

We received 63 responses to this consultation. The summary of responses and government response have been published.

Original consultation


Seeking views on options for plastic recycling targets between 2016 and 2020 and glass recycling targets for 2018 to 2020.

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Consultation description

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

The regulations require producers of packaging to ensure that a proportion of the packaging they handle is recovered and recycled. The proposed changes would amend plastic packaging recycling targets for 2016 to 2017. It would also set new targets for plastic and glass packaging for 2018 to 2020.

These changes are being considered following publication of the plastic flow report.

Published 26 November 2015