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As part of the UK Government’s commitment to reducing plastic packaging waste, moves are afoot to introduce changes to the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) by 2023. So, what does this mean? First, a definition: EPR is a policy approach under which producers are given a responsibility – financial and/or physical – for the treatment or […]
Interesting news from Scotland, where, in May, the Government approved proposals and passed legislation to enable the introduction of a deposit return scheme (DRS) from 2022. The UK Government is still consulting over when a similar scheme will be introduced here, with the intention to start the scheme no later than 2023. At RPS, we’re […]
The government is planning to introduce a new tax by 2022 on all plastic that does not include at least 30 per cent of recycled post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials. The aim is to encourage businesses to be more responsible for the clean-up and recycling costs of their packaging. According to Chancellor Philip Hammond, the future […]
The Government published its long-awaited, and highly-anticipated, 25-Year Plan for the Environment earlier this year. In the report, the Government states its aims to deliver cleaner air and water in both our cities and rural landscapes, provide richer wildlife habitats, and perhaps most importantly, use resources from nature more sustainably and efficiently. As a proactive and […]
Britain disposes of enough single-use plastic waste in a year to fill the Albert Hall 1,000 times, the Prime Minister said in a speech earlier in the month. Although its versatility and durability are beneficial, plastic can have detrimental effects on the environment. In the UK alone, during its recent Great British Beach Clean Up, […]