Producer responsibility: Reforming producer rules

The manufacturing and recycling sectors want a revamp of the producer responsibility regime, but they express very different concerns. Chiara Francavilla reports

Can the producer responsibility scheme be used to boost recycling? (photograph: Keith Bell/123RF)Producer responsibility regimes across the world are based on the polluter pays principle. This is simple in theory but more complicated in practice; how much does the polluter need to pay, to who and when? During the past 30 years, the UK has introduced and tweaked a set of regulations dedicated to addressing these issues.

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