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February 2023 update

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Current Defra timescales

Packaging EPR Cost Calculator

The Cost Calculator that is urgently needed to enable producers to estimate the local authority household waste packaging collection costs that they will need to finance from 2024 is due to be published by Defra by the end of Quarter One 2023. We understand that this will be based on costs Defra estimated in the consultation impact assessment in 2019 and therefore producers using the calculator should consider the impact of inflation on these.


EPR Registration

Producers will need to create an account in Government’s EPR reporting system before they can submit Packaging data for the first six months of 2023. This is scheduled to open on 1st June 2023.


Scheme administrator appointment

The Scheme Administrator that will play a key role Packaging EPR will be appointed towards the end of 2023.

 

After 1st June 2023, all producers will need to create their own account in the Government’s EPR reporting system. When doing so producers will be asked if they are a Compliance Scheme Member and if so, which scheme they are registered with. We will receive notification once any of our Packaging Scheme members create their account and advise they are a member of REPIC, after which we will be able to submit your company details and Packaging data.
Defra has confirmed that compliance schemes can submit all Packaging Scheme member data, including Nation of Sale data.

 

The Government response has been published and is available at Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – government response (publishing.service.gov.uk).

The Deposit Return System is to commence 1st October 2025 and will include all polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, steel and aluminium cans from 50ml to 3l in size and in Wales, also glass bottles.

Calculating your EEE placed on the market data

Following updated guidance from the Environment Agency, if you calculate your EEE placed on the market data (EEE POM) using sales data, you must keep notes to justify why reporting in this way is the most accurate way for you to calculate your EEE POM. Placed on the market is not the act of supplying or selling EEE products it is when the product first becomes available for distribution or use in the UK, for example when the product is imported into the UK. If you have any queries, please contact janetteollerhead@repic.co.uk

 

Following updated guidance from the Environment Agency, if you calculate your EEE placed on the market data (EEE POM) using sales data, you must keep notes to justify why reporting in this way is the most accurate way for you to calculate your EEE POM. Placed on the market is not the act of supplying or selling EEE products it is when the product first becomes available for distribution or use in the UK, for example when the product is imported into the UK. If you have any queries, please contact janetteollerhead@repic.co.uk

 

Whilst producers work hard to maintain the integrity of their brands and their environmental credentials, this can be detrimentally impacted if product returns and WEEE are not monitored in the same way.

Social media videos with significant follower volumes are currently in circulation showing unauthorised removal of electrical appliances from containers and waste skips at retailer premises.

There could be a potential safety risk if appliances are resold and an environmental risk if they are not properly treated or subsequently fly-tipped.

Whilst this activity seems to be focused on retail premises it is possible it could extend to others.

If you collect WEEE you have a Duty of Care to ensure it is stored safely and that the contents of containers cannot be accessed by unauthorised persons. We recommend that you review what is happening to your product returns and WEEE and confirm it is being stored in a safe and secure way, either at your managed locations and by others where they are managing this activity for you.

If you need further help regarding this, please contact Laura Crehan, our Member Account Manager at lcrehan@repic.co.uk


Contact janetteollerhead@repic.co.uk if you have any queries.

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