Defra and industry respond to proposed packaging reforms

Defra has released responses to the consultation on the proposed Packaging Waste Recycling Notes (PRN) reforms which also apply to Packaging Waste Export Recycling Note (PERN) which was announced in March this year.

The report hopes to address problems with the present system, including issues with volatility, the issuing of counterfeit PRNs and PERNs, and lack of transparency.

The Defra consultation received 129 responses and was open from 26 March to 21 May 2022.