Reforming the UK packaging producer responsibility system: Partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA)

A partial Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for

proposed secondary legislation which forms part of the introduction of

extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging.

11.0 Enforcement, sanctions and monitoring

87. As set out in section 4, packaging EPR will see more producers brought in scope and a wider range of data reported. This means regulators will have to carry out additional compliance, monitoring and enforcement duties.

88. If organisations do not uphold their new obligations in line with the packaging EPR regulations, enforcement action will be taken with the possibility of sanctions including monetary fines. SEPA will have the option of pursuing a criminal conviction or imposing civil sanctions that are being set in legislation through the enforcement order in line with the approach taken to similar schemes such as DRS.



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