Packaging - extended producer responsibility: equality impact assessment

Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the introduction of extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging.

Recommendations and Conclusion

This review has identified possible indirect impacts of packaging EPR. Through the qualitative scoring process, possible negative impacts were identified for age, disability and race but these can be mitigated by inclusive communication methods. The packaging EPR legislation includes communication obligations on the Scheme Administrator. Similarly, local authority services will be assessed in terms of efficiency and effectiveness; communication is a vital component of service design and implementation.

This scoring has been undertaken using the data and evidence available and gathered to date and within the timescale allowed. However, this is an indicative assessment of the potential impacts and may be revised in future to reflect updated scheme design.

There is no evidence within this EQIA that the policy is directly or indirectly discriminatory under the Equality Act 2010.



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