Home Resources Legal Updates January 2021

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020

18 January 2021
Amends/Commences: Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007
Comes into force: 1st January 2021
Jurisdiction: England
This amendment introduces new recycling targets for 2021 - 2022 and completely remove the obligation to meet recovery targets.

To implement these changes, the method for calculating recycling obligations is updated. Changes include; 
  • increasing the value given to "recycling allocation" in the equation used to determine the amount of packaging waste to be recycled by a small producer for the years 2021 and 2022; and
  • changing the specific recycling targets for various materials during 2021 and 2022.
For more information click here.