What is a small producer?

Since January 2005, producers with a turnover of less than £5m have had the option of using an alternative registration process which simplifies the gathering of data.

These ‘small producers’ do not have to calculate their data ‘as accurate as reasonably possible’. By submitting data on the amount of packaging handled in the previous year, they can simply submit evidence of turnover, which is then used to calculate their recycling obligation using a simple formula – ‘tonnes per million pounds of turnover’. This option will only apply obligation to a single material, whichever is deemed to be the predominant type of packaging used. This is called the allocation method.

Producers who choose to use the allocation method must do so for a minimum of 3 years unless their turnover exceeds £5 million during that time, in which case they will have to revert to the previous data collation method. Producers who fluctuate around £5 million turnover will need to ensure that they still gather data if they are likely to go above the threshold in the following year.

Small producers pay a reduced Environment Agency fee as the agencies believe that there is a reduced demand on their compliance monitoring.

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We understand that complying with environmental regulations can be a daunting task, and our affordable packaging compliance scheme has been designed to handle your producer responsibility obligations on your behalf, giving you peace of mind and saving you time and money.

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