Defra's response to the Recycling and Waste Strategy consultations

The UK Government has published a summary of the responses to the consultations that were held earlier this year on DRS, EPR, Consistency and the Plastic Packaging Tax.  

They also contain some information on possible next steps. The links are contained below

  • Consistency in recycling collections in England – click here
  • Reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system – click here
  • Introducing a Deposit Return Scheme in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – click here
  • Plastic Packaging Tax – click here

The four documents run to over 400 pages so it will take a little time over this holiday period to take in and dissect what they say and the possible implications for local authorities and the Governments stances on various topics and policy areas.

We shall be looking at this in our next Policy Update in August.