Peter Collins, Team Leader of Digital Delivery & Collection and Packaging Reforms, Environmental Quality Directorate, DEFRA
Caroline Wynn-Davies, Head of Operability and Stakeholder Engagement, Collection and Packaging Reform Delivery, Environmental Quality, DEFRA
Defra representatives will present what the Collection and Packaging Reform is and how the three distinct areas affect you. The CPR programme includes three projects: Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR); Deposit Return Scheme (DRS); and consistency in household and business recycling (Consistency). These projects collectively aim to achieve a reduction in littering of packaging; reduction in landfill, incineration waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; elimination of avoidable plastic waste; increase in municipal recycling, a reduction in emissions from the waste sector; and smarter recyclable packaging choices by industry. Each reform has a different scope. The session will give an overview of who this affect, what it means to you and show a prototype of the ‘obligator checker’ with a Q&A session at the end.