Resource and Waste and Plastic Packaging Tax Consultations

Resources and Waste Strategy Consultations

The recently published Resources and Waste Strategy set out the UK Government’s ambitions for higher recycling rates, increased resource efficiency and a more circular economy. These ambitions require changes in how we produce and consume products and materials, as well as how we treat and dispose of them at end-of-life.

Defra is now consulting on three flagship policy commitments outlined in the Resources and Waste Strategy:

  • Reforming the packaging producer responsibility regulations in the UK
  • Introducing a deposit return scheme for drinks containers in England, Northern Ireland and Wales
  • Measures to accelerate consistency in recycling for both households and businesses in England

For more information please visit the website here.

They are currently seeking your views on the following consultations

Consistency in Household and Business Recycling Collections in England

Please give your views here

Closing: 13th May

Consultation to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Please give your views here

Closing: 13th May

Consultation on reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system

Please give your views here

Closing: 13th May

Plastic Packaging Tax

Alongside the standard consultation, the government has included a condensed version for stakeholders who would prefer to provide views on only the high-level principles of the tax. The government would prefer stakeholders with industry or environmental experience to respond to the standard version. 

You can feed into the full consultation here.

Or you can feed into the high-level consultation here.

Closing: 12th May 2019

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