Producer responsibility under Defra spotlight

Posted on 1st August, 2016

Defra is to look more closely at options for introducing extended producer responsibility schemes for a wider range of products.


Ministers have instructed officials to weigh up the options for producer responsibility on products which could range from gas bottles and mattresses to other items such as paint. This could potentially include looking at voluntary or legally binding schemes.

Early indications suggest that materials such as textiles may also fall under the remit of the work.