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Can you help shape the future EPR scheme for packaging?


UKFT is working with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to ensure that the future Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme for packaging meets the needs of the UK fashion and textile industry. We are looking for UKFT member small brands and manufacturers, which handle less than 50 tonnes of packaging material per year and have a turnover of less than £2m, to take part in a research panel next month.

It is important that we ensure the new EPR scheme for packaging works for our industry, providing maximum impact but minimal administrative and financial burden. The proposed scheme means that packaging producers will pay the full cost of managing packaging once it becomes waste, to encourage using less packaging, more recyclable materials and consequently reducing the amount of hard to recycle packaging placed on the market.

We are looking for companies which are not currently obligated in the existing Producer Responsibility scheme as they are below the current thresholds (handle 50 tonnes of packaging material and have a turnover of more than £2 million a year) but which may be obligated under the new Extended Producer Responsibility scheme if the thresholds are reduced. We are also looking for firms which may move in and out of obligation on a year on year basis due to turnover or packaging handled.

The interviews are expected to take place on 26-27 October.

Contact info@ukft.org if you are a UKFT member and would be willing to take part.