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.

8.0 Test run of business forms

79. Producers will be required to submit up to 57 types of data, each split by 8 material types (456 fields) to inform future packaging obligations. This is an increase from 117 fields under the existing producer responsibility scheme.

80. Producers will be required to submit up to a further 136 fields on self-managed waste, and up 1,280 fields on the nation of disposal for packaging supplied. Where producers of packaging use large quantities of materials classified as "other", these figures may be higher.

81. It is important to note that consultation with affected businesses indicates that it is likely only a small subset of these fields will be required by any individual organisation. For example, an organisation that operates in Scotland only will be required to provide a maximum of 320 fields on the nation of disposal for packaging.

82. This data will be submitted via a file upload. Organisations will be able to utilise a template provided by government or to develop their own, using a provided data specification.

83. Defra has been leading development of the digital system on behalf of the four administrations. Both the template and the data specification have been tested with organisations involved in submitting data in the current regime, and packaging data experts in industry. The feedback provided indicates this option is adequate to enable compliance with the requirements imposed under these regulations.



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