Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland
The Department of the Environment has published a consultation paper as part of a UK-wide consultation seeking views on proposals to amend the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007, the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007 and the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009.
Others who may have an interest include Waste management companies involved in the collection of packaging batteries; any research institutions, groups or individuals with a particular interest in packaging waste, batteries, or recycling; manufacturers and importers and trade associations.
For the batteries regime the proposal is to:
For the packaging regime the proposal is to:
The consultation also calls for evidence to assess the case for changing the recovery and recycling rates of plastic waste packaging. Further, to explore the opportunities for increasing links between the producer responsibility regime for packaging and local authorities collection of packaging waste for recycling.
You can respond to the consultation up until the 22nd May 2015. Full details of how to respond are contained in the consultation document which can be viewed online in full:
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency has published a short guide to the duty of care responsibilities including advice and information for waste producers, carriers and those accepting, storing and treating waste.
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