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Packaging Waste Compliance

Companies that import, manufacture, convert, pack/fill or sell packaging or packaging materials must comply with the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations if your business handles more than 50 tonnes of packaging in a calendar year and has a turnover of more than £2 million (based on the previous financial year). If your recovery and recycling obligation is more than 500 tonnes, you must submit an operational plan to the Environment Agency that shows how you intend to comply with the regulations.

Packaging includes all retail and transit/industrial packaging made of paper/board, glass, aluminium, steel, plastic and wood.

Waste Packaging Regs

The aim of the Regulations are to reduce the environmental impacts of packaging and packaging materials once the product reaches the end of its life and conserve world resources.

Obligated companies may either join a compliance scheme or register directly with the Environment Agency to comply with the Regulations

Eco-Smart Consultancy can help calculate your obligation returns, making sure you have correct categorisation of packaging, a clear audit trail and clear indication of methodology. Eco-Smart Consultancy is also able to offer the following regarding the Regulations:-

Calculation of Obligations, establishing procedures and IT systems, and training for future calculation.

• An independent audit of your own Obligation calculations.

• Guidance on reducing your Obligation under the Regulations.

• Advice on the most appropriate Compliance Scheme or help with registration with the Environment Agency.

• Specific advice for multi-site operations.

• Expert opinion on packaging standards.

Companies that are responsible for packing or filling products into packaging or importing packed or filled packaging may not place that packaging on the market unless that packaging complies with the Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations and is within the heavy metal concentration limits.

Eco-Smart Consultancy is also able to offer the following advice regarding the Regulations:-

Packaging minimisation,

• Heavy metals content analysis

• Record keeping.

If you require expert advice on how your company should be complying with the latest legislation then contact Eco--Smart Consultancy on 01234 273567 or email sales@eco-smartconsultancy.co.uk

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