The first two packaging EPR reporting deadlines for large producers remain unchanged; however, no enforcement action will be taken if they are submitted by 31 May 2024.
Defra has made it clear that their regulatory position statement (RPS) does not change the legal requirement for large producers to report their 2023 H1 and H2 data to the Environment Agency on or before 1 October 2023 and 1 April 2024, respectively and “encourage obligated producers to use all reasonable endeavours” to do so. Two separate EPR reports will still need to be submitted.
With extensive knowledge and experience of the global packaging industry, and in support of a more robust circular economy, the Ecoveritas team offers data collection and analysis services, as well as compliance, guidance and packaging consultancy.
Countries where we
manage global EPR data
Clients which have a
combined turnover in
excess of £50+ billion
Annual returns for
packaging, WEEE &
Supplier data requests
issued and processed
SKUs with unique packaging metrics held in our database
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is an environmental policy approach in which a producer’s responsibility for a product is extended to the post-consumer stage of a product’s life cycle. Its intention is to shift the product responsibility upstream toward the producer and seeks to incentivise producers to take account of environmental considerations when designing products.
At Ecoveritas, we know that packaging serves many roles in protecting, preserving and presenting goods. In itself, it conducts an environmentally-important role – protecting valuable resources and the carbon already expended in the production process.
Gone are the days when a company’s job was done once a customer had a satisfactory product. And for those that have a formal sustainability plan already in place, the bar for being ecologically and socially accountable is rising.
Talk to us now to efficiently minimise the environmental impact of your packaging.
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