Packaging - extended producer responsibility: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSDA) for the introduction of extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging.


67. The considerations contained in this document have informed four-nation discussions throughout the policy-development process, including local-authority payment mechanisms, and the regulatory responsibilities of the Scheme Administrator and its functions including fee modulation.

68. At this time, the available evidence suggests that packaging EPR is unlikely to have a significant negative impact on consumers or householders, including individuals on low incomes, low wealth and in material deprivation.

69. No further changes to the policy are proposed, although post-implementation monitoring, review and, where appropriate, intervention will be an important aspect of both the Scheme Administrator’s functions and the oversight by the four nations.


Name: David McPhee

Position: Deputy Director, Producer Responsibility Division

Authorisation date: 30 May 2024



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