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September 25, 2018

A Resources and Waste Strategy is due to be published in the UK by the end of 2018, and the UK Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has proposed to make the Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) packaging waste management regime a major part of the Strategy. A PRN is purchased by producers placing packaging on the UK market as part of their EPR system, and it serves to provide evidence that waste packaging material has been recycled. However, critics have raised concerns about a lack of incentives for eco-design as well as a lack of transparency over how PRN revenue is actually spent.

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