December 2022 Update3 min read
Implementation of EPR appears to be firmly on track from 2023, with the EPR Data Reporting Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament.
EPR Regulations update
The Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (England) Regulations 2022, which implement the producer data reporting requirements of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) have been laid before Parliament. These draft Regulations, which would come into force on 28th February 2023 if passed, define the party that is responsible for each piece of packaging, namely brand-owners, importers, packer/fillers, distributors, service providers, online marketplaces and sellers; and is the fundamental starting point in mapping your future data reporting and financing obligations.
The draft Regulations are available at The Packaging Waste (Data Reporting) (England) Regulations 2022 (legislation.gov.uk). These implement the data reporting requirements of EPR only and will apply to packaging that you have handled in 2023. Additional features of EPR such as financing obligations for household packaging waste, labelling and modulated fees are due to be provided in a separate EPR Statutory Instrument, expected to be published during 2023.
We hope that you can join our follow up EPR Data ROOM on Friday 9th December 2022 at 11am when we will discuss the requirements of the Data Reporting Regulations in detail.
REGISTER for our Follow-up EPR Data ROOM
2022 EEE Placed on the Market Data checks
Your Q4 EEE Placed on the Market Data should be entered into ERIC by 21st January 2023. As this is the final quarter of the year please take the opportunity to review all of your 2022 data submissions. Important areas to check include:
- Tumble dryers and air conditioning equipment containing
refrigerants are reported as Category 12
- Fans and microwaves are
reported in Category 1
- Batteries and packaging are excluded
from your EEE weights
- Exports can be excluded from your EEE data providing you have the relevant evidence to prove the export took place in the same compliance year that it was placed on the market. EEE placed on the market in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland can be excluded from your EEE POM data. Contact us if you have any queries.
A new voluntary format for Battery Placed on the Market Data
The Environment Agency is requesting that producers voluntarily report their batteries placed on the market data using a new template, with increased granularity on the use, size and chemistry of batteries. You will recall we previously asked you to comment on a format proposed by the Environment Agency. Whilst provision of this additional data is voluntary, we recommend you provide the additional information when practicable, since this will provide the Environment Agency and Government policy makers with important data that can help inform the forth-coming review of the Battery Regulations.
We will send the new template with guidance notes in December 2022, for you to use for your 2023 reporting. Q4 2022 reporting will continue in the existing format.
If you have any queries regarding the new template, contact:
JStudholme@repic.co.uk or CMurphy@repic.co.uk