Packaging Recovery Note Trading

We buy and sell all grades of Packaging Recovery Notes

Clarity has been trading in PRNs since our business was established in 2002. We offer a variety of ways to procure packaging recycling and recovery evidence, helping UK businesses to meet their PRN obligations under the Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations.

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What are packaging recovery notes (PRNs)?

Under the Packaging Waste Regulations, businesses that handle packaging must finance the recovery and recycling of packaging materials in proportion to the amount they have placed on the market. PRNs stand for Packaging Recovery Notes. They are certificates of evidence that prove a tonne of packaging waste has been recovered and reprocessed or exported, and act as a substitute for businesses meeting their obligation through their own recycling efforts.

Who should buy PRNs?

Any business that makes, fills or sells packaging is required to register under the Packaging Waste (Producer Responsibility) Regulations 2007. Your business is obligated to buy packaging recovery notes if it has:

Handled more than 50 tonnes of packaging in the last year

Has a turnover of more than £2 million

The regulations impose a cost onto those businesses to ensure that the UK continues to increase the amount of packaging waste that is collected and recycled.

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How to sell PRN’s

Accredited reprocessors or exporters generate packaging recovery notes (PRNs) and packaging export recovery notes (PERNS) by recycling or recovering waste discarded by UK businesses and households. The new product or material that has been made from reprocessed waste must be of beneficial use and require no further processing, this excludes the end of waste test.

Our experienced team can walk you through the process of becoming an accredited reprocessor or exporter.

Comply with Clarity

We understand that complying with environmental regulations can be a daunting task, and our simple and 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.

Our Environment Agency approved scheme has helped thousands of companies to comply with their Producer Responsibility Obligations for both the packaging and WEEE regulations since the start of our business in 2002.

Packaging reform

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.

Policy Update: Overview of the changes to the waste and resources landscape

With the resources and waste landscape changing over the coming years, we give you an overview of some of the largest changes in the policy landscape over the past months.

28th July 2021

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Provisional data reports materials on track towards packaging waste targets

The Environment Agency has released provisional packaging recycling data for the second quarter of 2021 on the national packaging waste database.

28th July 2021

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Further specifications released for Plastic Packaging Tax

HMRC has issued further clarification about the items in scope for the plastic packaging tax and the point at which they would become chargeable, with draft secondary legislation.

28th July 2021

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0845 129 7177 info@clarityenv.eu

9 & 10 Hunns Mere Way
Woodingdean Business Park

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