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This consultation ended 4 June 2021.

Consultation period:
24 March 2021 to 4 June 2021
Last updated:

Reviewing responses

The responses to this consultation are currently being reviewed. Details of the outcome will be published here in due course.

Original consultation

We want your views on proposals to introduce a UK-wide extended producer responsibility (EPR) scheme for packaging waste.

Consultation description

The proposals aim to:

  • increase the amount of packaging that is collected and recycled
  • incentivise the design of packaging to making it easier to recycle
  • help us move to a more circular economy and becoming a zero waste nation by 2050 as set out in our Beyond Recycling strategy.
  • make businesses cover the full net costs for the management of their packaging materials when they have come to the end of their intended life.

A parallel consultation is taking place on the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers in Wales, England and Northern Ireland.

This consultation is being held on GOV.UK.