Waste industry calls for tougher producer responsibility on litter

The waste industry has repeated its call for producers to take more responsibility, arguing that EPR on litter could help create a circular economy

An EPR scheme for litter could save councils £300m each year. Photograph: Dmitry Kalinovsky/123RFProducers should take more responsibility for littering of their products, according to a policy paper from the Environmental Services Association (ESA).

The paper, published on 11 October, calls for the introduction of an extended producer responsibility (EPR) scheme for the manufacturers of frequently littered items and says this could save councils £300m each year.

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