Consultations | Exploring the impact of the upcoming policy reforms

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

Earlier this week we started our series of online workshops and webinars focused on the recently released DEFRA consultations on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) that are planning to significantly reshape packaging design, recycling and recovery for the next 20 years.

Our first panel of experts included insights from Dr Margaret Bates (OPRL) who looked at the consultations through the lens of the consumer, with a particular interest in the role that packaging labelling will play in the success of these reforms. Emma Beal from West London Waste Authority and NAWDO, looked at things from a local government perspective. Our own Stuart Hayward-Higham also joined the panel and represented the perspective of service operators but with his specific interest being data and value for money.