The waste and resources sector have been waiting for the second consultation on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) to be released, after waiting over a year. The consultation will further outline details into how EPR will be implemented, and how this will impact stakeholders.
As expected in the weeks leading up to the release the transitional implementation of EPR has been confirmed to 2024, instead of 2023. This will allow businesses to better prepare for measures, including greater reporting requirements and will ensure sufficient time for a Scheme Administrator (SA) to be appointed.
Alongside the summary of consultation responses there is another consultation released looking for responses to proposed reforms of the PRN/PERN system, which will continue to run alongside EPR. The consultation can be found here.