Extended Producer Responsibility

Extended Producer Responsibility explained

What is Extended Producer Responsibility?

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) reforms will be the most significant change to the Packaging Waste Regulations since it came into effect in 1997.

The proposed changes, which are due to come into force in 2023, will shift the full cost of collecting household waste from the taxpayer to producers.

What are the benefits?

It is hoped that the changes will benefit the environment, as they will help to foster a more circular economy for packaging. We should see more recyclable waste being reprocessed into valuable, high-quality secondary resources.

Which businesses will be affected?

The changes will affect businesses that place packaged products onto the UK market.

Valpak support

If you think your business might be affected by Extended Producer Responsibility and you are looking for guidance and support, please do not hesitate to contact the friendly team at Valpak by calling 03450 682 572 or by completing our enquiry form.

Alternatively, please visit Valpak’s EPR Ready web page for further information.