Producers could pay up to £1bn for recycling under waste strategy

Retailers and producers could be forced to pay up to £1bn as part of an extended producer responsibility (EPR) scheme under the imminent resources and waste strategy, it has emerged

Plastic bottles baled for recycling
Producers may have to pay more towards recycling

Retailers and producers could be forced to pay up to £1bn as part of an extended producer responsibility (EPR) scheme under the imminent resources and waste strategy, it has emerged.

Reports in the national press over the weekend suggested that packaging manufacturers could be forced to fund 100% of the cost of recycling of household waste.

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