The document provides an easily digestible summary for producers of key points in the government consultation.
On 7 May Defra released the second consultation for introducing consistent recycling collections in England. The deadline to respond is 4 July 2021. It followed on from the second round of consultations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging and Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, that were launched on 24 March 2021.
This consultation builds on proposals first consulted on in 2019 to introduce standardised collections of recyclable materials from both households and businesses by 2023.
It is hoped that the new measures being consulted on will ultimately help to improve stagnated kerbside recycling rates by improving consistency between local authority collection services.
Encourage and support packaging producers to respond
At 108 pages long, the official consultation support document for the consultation is necessarily in-depth and technical. In an effort to encourage and support as many packaging producers as possible to respond, Ecosurety have released an easily digestible highlight summary that covers the pertinent points that all producers should consider feeding back on. The highlight summary includes reference links to the original government consultation document.
Head of innovation and policy Robbie Staniforth commented "Now that this delayed consultation has been released it is key that producers take the time to understand its impacts and how to respond, particularly in light of the other measures consulted on for EPR and DRS.”
“The highlight summaries we produced for the EPR and DRS consultations have proved to be in high demand and we hope that producers equally engage with the consistency of recycling collections consultation.”
Request the highlight summary now
The consultation highlight summary produced by Ecosurety can be requested now using the following link:
Get up to speed with our webinar
We are also presenting a webinar - open to all - to get you up to speed on the consultation, including the key facts you need to know, how you could be impacted and how you can respond. The webinar will also include a Q&A session at the end where you can ask our team any questions you may have. Please use the link below to find out more and to book your place:
Overview of the Introducing consistent recycling collections consultation
1.30pm - 3.00pm on 27 May
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In the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about the consultations, please contact our team.
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