CIWM Circular: The Consumer Perspective

26 April 2019

Angus Macpherson considers recent consultations from the consumer perspective.

A pincer move by Defra and the Treasury to align the Government solution to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging, Plastic Packaging in particular, and a shortfall in Local Authority funding may have eroded the complaint of lack of joined up Government.
But for some, the consequent result of 4 consultations, 3 regulatory impact assessments and 491 pages to read and respond to by 13 May (12 May for the Treasury), while applauded as a significant effort by all involved, may prove a little difficult to digest.

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