If your business produces or handles packaging and you fail to comply with the regulations you could be prosecuted and fined.
The packaging waste regulations ensure that businesses are responsible for recovering and recycling UK packaging waste.
There are two sets of regulations you may need to comply with:
The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations apply to you if your business produces packaged products, or places packaging or packaged goods on the market.
The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations apply to you if your business handles more than 50 tonnes of packaging in a year and has a turnover of more than £2 million.