NAO to review government's inaction on ‘opaque’ and ‘flawed’ PRN system

Producers have welcomed a review into the government's failure to reform the PRN system that is aimed at ensuring big businesses meet their obligations to recycle

Aluminium cans ready for recycling
The UK government has already acknowledged the need to reform the PRN scheme

The National Audit Office (NAO) is to hold a review into the government’s failure to reform the packaging recovery note (PRN) scheme.

The review, announced on 9 March, is a result of a request from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC), which says the current PRN system “is opaque, and could be subject to fraud and non-compliance”.

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