Battery Regulation Updates

Posted on 20th April, 2015

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are inviting views on the Government’s proposed changes to the producer responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging across the UK.

Changes are being proposed to the following:

* The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009

* Producer Responsibility Obligation (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007

* Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

The consultation paper also seeks evidence to review of the waste plastic packaging recycling target, and to support the Government’s analysis with WRAP and other partners to consider what further actions can be taken to meet the household waste recycling target.

The proposed changes are said to contribute to the Government’s commitment to reduce red tape for business. They will be of particular interest to businesses that place batteries or packaging on the UK market, and producer responsibility compliance schemes for batteries or packaging.

Consultation documents and further information can be found here.

If you have any queries about this consultation please contact Sarah Wooller, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by email or telephone on 020 7238 4376.