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This consultation ended 4 June 2021.

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

Summary of outcome

The summary of responses is now available on GOV.UK

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.