12 July 2018, 10.30-1.30pm followed by lunch and networking -TechUK, 10 St Bride St, London, EC4A 4AD
In recent years, regulatory regimes have been put in place to make producers of certain products responsible for the costs of collecting, treating and recycling those products at the end of life. To date EPR has covered vehicles, packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and batteries.
Now a new UK focus on resources and waste - driven by European policy, the desire to deliver a Green Brexit and mounting pressure on local authority budgets – is leading to a rethink of these regimes.
Thinking on packaging is the most advanced. Producers can expect to see much higher bills in future – some 8-10 times higher than current compliance costs – and will be encouraged to change packaging design through new incentives.
However, changes are in store for all EPR regimes and the government is also thinking about extending EPR to other products. Furniture, mattresses, paint and nappies are among the products that have discussed.
This free to attend event will explain the background, what changes might look like, what the next steps will be and how producers can prepare. It has been organised by the JTA, a group of the country’s leading product focused trade associations, who work together on policy issues around producer responsibility.
A full agenda and speaker line up will be released closer to the event. To register interest in attending please contact Lucas Banach.