As the deadline approaches for businesses obligated under the packaging regulations to submit their annual data submission, we share some of our top tips for achieving a timely, accurate submission.
20th December 2021Learn More
Companies who handle packaging in the UK are subject to the Packaging Regulations. We work with these businesses, helping them to reduce their impact on the environment and ensuring they comply with current regulations.
If your business produced or handled more than 50 tonnes of packaging in the last year AND you have a turnover of more than £2 million you will need to comply with the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations.
Introduced in 1997, these regulations require companies to finance the recovery and recycling of packaging materials in proportion to the amount they have placed on the market.
To meet your obligation under the Packaging Regulations, your business must:
Register with the Environment Agency (or relevant authority), either directly or by joining a compliance scheme such as Clarity Packaging Compliance.
Submit annual data to the Environment Agency on the amount of packaging your business has handled.
Procure recycling evidence notes known as PRNs (packaging waste recovery notes).
Provide information to consumers about the product’s packaging, including where it can be recycled and the meaning of labels.
The benefits of joining our packaging compliance scheme include:
– Transparent pricing structure and no hidden costs.
– The lowest price PRNs from our in-house purchasing team.
– Flexible payment solutions.
– Ongoing support, advice and training with data submissions.
– Low-risk compliance.
– Guidance on the most cost-effective compliance route throughout the year.
– Discounts for WEEE compliance members.
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We believe that compliance should cost what you pay. Our clear and transparent charges, and trade price packaging recovery notes, will help you to comply for less.
If you decide to leave your current packaging compliance scheme and would like to join Clarity, moving to our scheme couldn’t be easier. Simply get in touch and we’ll do the rest for you. Find out what you could save by complying with Clarity.
True to our name, we give clear guidance about compliance and PRN purchasing options, helping our members to choose the right solution for their business throughout the year. With our in-house packaging recovery note trading team, we also have unrivalled expertise in procuring PRNs, so our members get the best prices at trade cost.
Are you prepared for the Government’s plan to reform the UK Packaging Waste Regulations? Extended Producer Responsibility and The Plastic Packaging Tax will impact significantly on packaging producers. Failing to prepare could see your business pay up to 10 times your current compliance cost. Use the buttons below to find out more information.
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