UK to Hold Companies Responsible for Packaging Recycling, Disposal

Businesses and manufacturers will pay the full cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste, under a major new government strategy unveiled late last month by the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

The move will overhaul the nation’s waste system and establish extended producer responsibility (EPR), putting a legal onus on those that continue to produce waste to take greater responsibility and foot the bill.

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