Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a system whereby obligated packaging producers will be required to fund the full net cost of the collection, sorting, treatment of packaging waste as well as the actual recycling of packaging. It is the principle that the direct cost of specific packaging recycling should be met by the those placing the packaging onto the UK market. Transferring the responsibility from the taxpayer and placing it onto brand owners and producers.
According to Defra’s 2019 impact assessment, compliance costs for brand owners, importers and in certain situations, pack-fillers will increase substantially.
Clarity explores how you can reduce cost under the UK’s Extended Producer Responsibility: