Packaging Compliance

Simplifying your packaging obligations

Why is packaging compliance important for your business?

Do you handle more than 50 tonnes of packaging in the UK and have a turnover of more than £2 million? If so, you have a legal obligation to comply with various environmental regulations.

NOTE: Failure to comply is an offence. Enforcement action may be taken and you may even be required to make payments for previous years of non-compliance.

How ERP UK can help you with you packaging compliance

ERP UK can help your business with packaging compliance by:

  • Managing your registration and reporting for packaging
  • Taking on your legal obligations and purchasing enough packaging recycling evidence on your behalf
  • Keeping you up to date with regulations and any future changes

Contact us today
Compliance services and tender enquiries – uk@erp-recycling.org

Your responsibilities

How to know if you’re obligated

When it comes to packaging compliance, the following obligations need to be met if you:

  • Have a UK presence
  • Handle more than 50 tonnes of packaging in the UK calendar year
  • Turnover more than £2 million per year

*If you are part of a group of companies, the following obligations apply to the entire group.

How ERP UK can help you achieve packaging compliance

  • Register as a packaging producer within 28 days of being obligated
  • Report packaging data
  • Meet your packaging recycling obligation by purchasing packaging recycling notes (PRNs)

If you are part of a group of companies, you may register individually or as a group. 

ERP can manage all of this for you and ensure that your obligations are met.

 

Contact us today
Compliance Services & Tender Enquiries – uk@erp-recycling.org

How does it work?

Packaging is collected, sorted, and processed ready to be made into more packaging, or something else. This is done by specialist organisations within the UK and internationally. Accredited reprocesses can issue evidence of recycling – these are called Packaging Recycling Notes (PRNs) which producers need to purchase to meet their packaging recycling obligation.

Our procurement manager regularly checks the market to ensure we are paying the best prices for PRNs. The best prices for us means the best price for you!

With an experienced operations team, coupled with a UK-wide network of licensed waste carriers and treatment operators, ERP UK will arrange the collection and treatment of waste packaging from your sites or your customers.

Green Dot

Green Dot

ERP UK offers a Green Dot licence to our members.

What does that mean for you?

The Green Dot is a symbol, that used to be required by some European countries to show that a financial contribution has been made to a national packaging recovery organisation. Since January 2023, the Green Dot symbol is no longer mandatory in any country.

In the UK, the Green Dot is a trademark but has no other me