Private sector feedback on the consultations
Time is running out to have your say
Nine weeks into the EPR and DRS consultations and the level of understanding, insight and confidence from our customers, peers and wider sector stakeholders remains a mixed bag. With just over a week to go for formal consultation responses (remember the deadline is the 04 June 2021), I have spent much of the last few days speaking to a number of organisations about the key issues, potential opportunities and the immediate risks from the planned policy reforms, and it looks like many of us will be working to the wire to get our informed submissions in. As such, it was very timely that the penultimate SUEZ recycling and recovery UK webinar in our series focusing on the implications, options and uncertainties surrounding Extended Producer Responsibility and Deposit Return Scheme proposals was planned for this week. Throughout the series I have been in the chair, facilitating the discussions, selecting questions for the panel and asking the audience for their thoughts on key issues through polls.