The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 sets new targets for packaging waste recycling for 2018-2020. Targets for paper, aluminium, steel and wood for 2018 to 2020 have been updated while the target for recycling plastic and glass for 2018 to 2020 remain the same. Other changes mean the recycling allocation for small producers for 2013 to 2017 is continued for 2018 to 2020.

Targets can be viewed below:

Materials 2018 2019 2020
Glass 78 79 80
Plastic 53 55 57
Aluminium 58 61 64
Steel 79 82 85
Paper/Board 71 73 75
Wood 38 43 48”.

The Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 includes the updated provision that any operator that has conducted environmental damage must identify potential remedial measures and submit these to the enforcing authority for approval. Additionally, the definition of environmental damage has been updated to include damage as a result of activity previously authorised under the Habitats Directive.

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May 2019 Legal Update

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April 2019 Legal Update

April 2019 Legal Update

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