EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility)

ERP UK makes EPR simple.

ERP UK is an expert in Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). If you have you been directly affected by the UK’s EPR reforms – we can help!

Why is EPR for Packaging Important for Your Business?

Does your business handle more than 25 tonnes of packaging in the UK and have a turnover of more than £1 million? If yes, you have legal EPR obligations to comply with for packaging.

Non-compliance is an offence and enforcement action may be taken. You may even be required to make payments for previous years for non-compliance.

Please be aware:

  • Packaging Waste Regulations have changed with certain details yet to be confirmed
  • If you are a Producer under the Packaging Waste Regulations, you will be affected by the changes

There are companies currently not obligated that will also be affected. Check with us to be sure! ERP UK is here to help.


We are well positioned to help and guide on all aspects of producer compliance.

Including the following:

  • We are 1 of only 5 operators in the UK to have WEEE, Battery and Packaging Compliance Schemes
  • Our unique Data Service complements our Producer Compliance Schemes
  • We are part of the Landbell Group – a leading producer compliance expert that services Europe and many parts of the world

So, if you require guidance locally, nationally, or globally – ERP UK is here to help.

Contact us today
Compliance Services – s.hill@erp-recycling.org

What is EPR?

EPR stands for Extended Producer Responsibility. It’s an extension of the current Producer Responsibility Regulations that govern waste electrical and electronic equipment, waste batteries and packaging waste. EPR has fundamentally transformed the landscape with respect to the Packaging Waste Regulations and will affect the WEEE and Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations in the future as well.

Will you be affected by EPR?

If you are a producer under the Packaging Waste Regulations, WEEE Regulations and/or the Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations, then you will be affected by EPR.

In the first phase of EPR implementation, all current packaging producers will be affected in some way by the new legislation.

Some companies that have been previously unaffected by the current Packaging Waste Regulations, (due to being below the current threshold of £2 million annual turnover and placing less than 50 tonnes of packaging onto the UK market) will also be affected for the first time.

If you are currently not complying with the Packaging Waste Regulations and believe that you will meet the new “Small Producer” threshold (£1 million+ annual turnover and placing more than 25 tonnes of packaging onto the UK market), please contact us for further advice, help and support.

When will EPR for packaging be implemented?

EPR for packaging will be launched in a phase format approach from 2023 with the new legislation coming into force for the start of 2025.

It has been confirmed that packaging producers will have to submit packaging data in a brand-new format for the new EPR Data Reporting Regulations from 2023.