UK government delays packaging reforms until 2025

Expected to come into law from October 2024, the shift in timing comes “in light of the pressure facing consumers and businesses in the current economic context”, an official statement from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (EPR) and environment minister Rebecca Pow and citing “extensive engagement with industry”.It’s also perhaps no coincidence that it comes just after the government lost two by-elections but narrowly won a third in a backlash against the expense of ‘green’ policiesคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. This seems to have led to a retreat from any eco-focused policy that might lose votes.

The government department also said it will “use the additional year to continue to discuss the scheme’s design with industry and reduce the costs of implementation wherever possible. “In anticipation of EPR, producers have already started to use less packaging and adopt easier to recycle packaging formats, and we expect this process to continue – ensuring that costs are not then passed onto households later on”, it added.It noted the decision to defer producer payments had been taken jointly with the devolved administrations and will “provide industry, local authorities and waste management companies with more time to prepare to ensure the success of the scheme, helping make sure it is best designed to deliver on long term recycling goals while supporting households with the immediate challenge of high prices caused by inflation”.Pow added: “We’re determined to transform the way we collect, recycle and reuse our waste materials so we eliminate all avoidable waste by 2050 in a way that works for households and consumers. That’s better for our environmentคำพูดจาก สล็อตทดลองเล่นฟรีถ. We are also listening to industry and ensuring our work to tackle inflation and to drive up recycling go hand in hand, to make sure our reforms will be a success.”The policy change has been largely welcomed by the business community, as expected, although those lobbying for greener policies now are unlikely to be happy.  

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