Significant policy reforms – have your say

Blog from Dr Adam Read, External Affairs Director for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

The wait is over

After almost two years of waiting, mostly as a result of COVID which has been understandable, DEFRA has finally published its second set of consultations on 24 March 2021, relating to extended producer responsibility (EPR) and a proposed deposit return scheme (DRS). The third leg of this proposed revolution in English waste and resource policy has been delayed in getting ministerial sign off, so we expect the consultation on consistent kerbside collections in the coming week (or so we have been promised).