New UK packaging extended producer responsibility legislation (EPR) introducing new thresholds

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a new piece of UK legislation which introduces greater responsibility for businesses placing packaging material on the market, requiring them to pay the full net costs of the collection, sorting, recycling, and disposal of household packaging. EPR is a reform of the 1997 UK Packaging Waste Regulations.

 Government tightens the thresholds and rules a bit. Now companies are affected from 2023 on if they have

  1. A turnover of more than £1 million, AND;
  2. Exceed 25 tonnes or more of packaging supplied to the market annually (formerly 50 tonnes)

The new packaging EPR still only applies to companies that have a UK presence – not to foreign companies selling to the UK without UK presence.

If you are affacted by this new legislation and the new thresholds feel free to contact the Go4Recycling Team anytime. We are happy to ensure compliance for/with you.