The Environment Agency has released its latest monitoring plan, highlighting the activity it expects to carry out in 2020 to ensure businesses are complying with packaging producer responsibility.
The Environment Agency monitors businesses involved in packaging producer responsibility through a combination of site inspections and desk-based reviews and assessments. This is done to ensure that packaging producers contribute to the EU recovery and recycling targets, that producer compliance schemes fulfil their statutory duties on behalf of their members, that producers provide accurate data on the packaging it handles, and that waste packaging is recycled and recovered to the correct standards and not directed through illegal routes.
The packaging monitoring and inspection plan highlights the areas of focus for the EA in 2020. These include identifying packaging producers who are not registered (freeriders), ensuring the quality of packaging data is ‘as accurate as reasonably possible’, to monitor all producer compliance schemes each quarter, and to carry out a minimum of 110 site inspections of accredited reprocessors and exporters to check compliance.
We understand that packaging data submissions can be a time-consuming and complex process.
We also know that businesses want to make sure their submissions are accurate and on time to meet the packaging regulations. Our packaging compliance team has the expertise to help your business collect, format and submit your data. To talk to a member of our team about our Comply with Clarity packaging compliance scheme, get in touch on 0845 129 7177 or visit our website for more information.