The Cost of Tackling Plastic
The APSRG is anticipating Defra's second EPR reform consultation later this year. We will be holding a series of roundtables to explore various aspects of the reforms.
This first roundtable will consider the fees/finance aspect of the upcoming EPR reform and plastic packaging tax. This will be held as a virtual roundtable and participants will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion.Topics considered will include:
- How should the upcoming plastic packaging tax, and reforms to the producer responsibility system complement one another?
- Should any of the fees/revenues raised be hypothecated to drive sustainable waste management and recycling infrastructure?
- How should EPR be structured to provide sufficient funding for local authority services and communications?
- What additional investment or policy may be needed to ensure a successful transition to more sustainable use of plastics?
Ben Lake MP
- Paul Vanston, INCPEN
- Lee Marshall, LARAC
- Adrian Hawkes, Valpak