Government publishes consultation responses

24 JULY 2019

The Government has published summaries of the responses received for the four consultations held earlier in the year.

Packaging producer responsibility

Deposit Return Scheme


Plastic recycled content tax

These do not include the Government's responses which will come in the fulness of time, probably through further consultations. However, the scale of responses and the way these are portrayed in the documents will give some idea of the likely direction of travel.

The timelines for implementation are not likely to change with DRS, Consistency and EPR all starting in 2023 and the Recycled content tax in 2022.

They have also published an update on the Environment Bill that will be needed to be in place to enable many of these changes to happen once we leave Europe.