The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 came into force on 20th December 2016. The changes amended the 2007 regulations by setting new packaging targets for plastic for 2016 to 2020 and for glass for 2018 to 2020. In addition, the target for recycling by re-melt for 2016 and 2017 is continued for 2018 to 2020. These UK recycling targets include, aluminium (55% in 2017), glass (80% by 2020), glass by re-melt (67% in 2017-2020), steel (75% in 2017), paper/board (69.5% in 2017-2018), plastic (57% by 2020) and wood (22% in 2017-2018).

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