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 2024.

It has been confirmed that packaging producers will have to submit packaging data in a brand-new format for the “new regulations” during 2023.

What will be the impact of EPR for packaging?

There are many impacts of the new EPR for Packaging Regulations.

These include:
A new “single point of compliance” for packaging, which will completely transform the current Packaging Waste Regulations – moving away from the current “shared Producer Responsibility” approach and the use of the “packaging chain” for reporting.

A new requirement for separating household packaging from non-household packaging

Household packaging waste will be managed via a new body called the “Scheme Administrator”, which will have sole authority with respect to household packaging waste. Non-household packaging waste will be captured via Packaging Compliance Schemes. Packaging obligations will be met initially via the PRN system, which will continue as an interim solution.

Data Reporting will change from annual to bi-annual
The first submission of bi-annual packaging data will be required by 1st October 2023, based on packaging handled from 1st January to 30th June.

An additional data reporting element for producers “Nation Data”
Producers will be required to break down the UK packaging data that is normally reported to the Agencies into the four nations of the UK (i.e., England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland). For Year 1, the 2023 packaging data will be split by UK Nation and need to be reported by December 2024.

Although the current PRN system is scheduled to continue until at least 2026/2027, Producers handling household packaging will also have to start paying additional costs on top of PRN charges to pay for the collection, treatment, and recycling of packaging from households.

The introduction of mandatory labelling requirements

Producers will be required to label packaging using the “Recycle Now” trademarks (“Recycle” / Do Not Recycle”).

An increase in compliance costs

With EPR being the most significant shake-up of the Producer Responsibility system in over 20 years, producers will need access to timely updates and guidance to achieve a smooth EPR transition.

If you require further help, please contact ERP UK today. Thinking about EPR? Think ERP!

Downloadable EPR Fact Sheet PDF document

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Please visit our Workshops & Webinars webpage for our latest workshops and webinars.

Our workshops provide detailed training for our members about the Regulations and how to apply them in your business.
All workshops/ webinars are FREE to attend. We receive continual positive feedback about both workshops and our webinars.
For 2023 we are planning a combination of webinars and in-person events.

Other services

ERP UK offers a range of services that can help run your business smoothly. Follow the links to learn more.

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WEEE Compliance

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Batteries Compliance

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Packaging Compliance

Simplifying the recycling of packaging

Data services

Simplifying your data and submissions

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Simplifying your plastic packaging tax submissions

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