What is being seen as a shortage of plastic and aluminium PRNs has driven the UK’s packaging waste compliance sector to call on government to implement an urgent change to the system.

At present, the UK has a purely market-based system where obligated businesses, mainly via compliance schemes, have to purchase PRN evidence. If they fail to acquire sufficient PRNs, they can be prosecuted by the Environment Agency (and counterparts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), or agree a civil sanction.

Now, the Packaging Scheme Forum wants to see the introduction of a Compliance Fee in 2019 so that if there is a shortfall of PRNs, in particular as evidence of plastics or aluminium recycling, businesses could pay a fee instead.

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Packaging schemes in call for PRN compliance fee

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