Packaging EPR

Packaging EPR measures are now being phased in to increase responsibility producers must bear for the packaging they place on the market. Make sure you act now.
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Packaging EPR data reporting has now begun

Reporting requirements have significantly increased for producers under the new packaging EPR regulations. We're here to make your submission process efficient and mitigate the impact to your business. Benefit from our range of expert submission support, tailored to suit your organisation depending on how much assistance you need. If you're not yet a member of Ecosurety, please contact us to find out more about our data submission support for your business.
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What is packaging EPR?

Packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is a policy tool that came into force on 1 January 2023. It makes producers significantly more responsible for the packaging they place on the market at the end of its life and replaces the previous producer responsibility regulations. The purpose is to incentivise the use of less and more easily recyclable packaging materials, to ensure that as much packaging material as possible is recycled and that adequate funding is raised to cover the cost of collecting and recycling packaging material when it becomes waste.

Who is impacted?

Under packaging EPR the point of compliance sits with a single organisation, usually the brand owner or importer. You may have required actions if you’re an individual business, subsidiary or group; have an annual turnover of £1 million pounds or more; are responsible for more than 25 tonnes of packaging in a calendar year; and you carry out any of the seven packaging activities listed by government.
Use the gov.uk EPR obligation checker tool
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What do you need to do?

There are four key steps below which you need to take to comply with packaging EPR: prepare, collect, comply and improve. We can help you every step of the way. Don't hesitate to contact us to find out more.
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Prepare - Understand how your organisation is impacted

It's important to understand how your organisation is impacted by EPR and to prepare for any required actions you must take. We recommend you: - Understand how EPR impacts your business - Model your regulatory costs - Check your data coverage and accuracy - Plan your data collection process Ecosurety can help you with: - In-depth knowledge articles and videos - PRN market insights - Obligation cost insights - Data health assessments
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Collect - Gather your required packaging data

You must gather and validate the correct data from the right sources, at the right time. You will need to: - Collect in-house and supply chain data - Facilitate regular data gathering - Centralise required packaging data Ecosurety can help you with: - Sophisticated data management support - In-house data collection - Supply chain data collection

Comply - Submit your data on time

Once you have accurate data flowing in, you need to be sure that it is used to efficiently comply with any obligations you have, accurately and on time. You must: - Validate data accuracy - Enrol on EPR Government portal - Complete data reporting and financial obligations Ecosurety can help you with: - Data accuracy validation - Easing administrative burdens and reducing human error - PRN purchasing - EA audit support

Improve - reduce your environmental impact & EPR liabilities

Drive insights from your data to identify which supplier's product lines or SKUs to focus on to reduce the environmental impact and EPR liabilities of your packaging. Ensure that you: - Reduce environmental and financial impacts - Gain material management insights - Increase data coverage and accuracy Ecosurety can help you with: - Bespoke data consultancy - Assessing regulatory insights - Material management insights - Complete voluntary reporting
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Bespoke support for your EPR submission

Whether you just want reassurance that your EPR submission data processes are correct, or you need to fully outsource your data submission-related work - we have different support options suitable for you. We provide a range of market-leading data submission support to ensure you complete your EPR reporting obligations with confidence.
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Packaging EPR data services

Optimise for packaging EPR

As your packaging data partner, we'll help you prepare, collect, comply and improve for Extended Producer Responsibility. Our interactive analytical dashboards will also enable you to budget, model scenarios and develop a strategy to reduce your liabilities. Importantly we will enable you to gain a holistic view of your packaging environmental impact in the context of the Plastic Packaging Tax, EPR, the DRS and your own recyclability goals.
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The Ecosurety Hub

Exclusive knowledge to guide your packaging EPR

The Ecosurety Hub is a new essential resource to help Ecosurety members get to grips with Extended Producer Responsibility, the Plastic Packaging Tax, Deposit Return Schemes and the shift towards a circular economy. Understand how you're impacted, the actions you're required to take and how to improve your data via knowledge articles and videos. Free as standard to Ecosurety members.
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