Despite the delay in implementing EPR, as of August 2023 companies are still obligated to collect packaging data for reporting to the appropriate regulator in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Obligated large producers and compliance schemes are required to create an account on the new Report Packaging Data (RPD) service, so they can enrol and submit their packaging data.
The new RPD service opened to compliance scheme groups from Monday 14 August 2023 and was made available for large producers from Wednesday 16 August 2023.
To support organisations with the process of collecting and reporting data, we have published bite-sized how-to guide videos. These guides have been produced in conjunction with the regulators. The first set can be found on YouTube:
We will be publishing further video guides soon.
There will be a session on the RPD service at the next Business Readiness Forum on Tuesday 5 September 2023 – register here.
- Check your Extended Producer Responsibilities here
Packaging data submissions – specification and examples
Based on feedback from industry, we have provided clarifications to our data specification guidance. These clarifications don’t change the way you need to collect and report your data.
The following pages support organisations to structure their submissions:
- Packaging data: how to create your file for extended producer responsibility – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
- Extended producer responsibility for packaging: example file for packaging data – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
On Monday 14 August 2023, a new helpdesk service was launched to answer EPR enquiries. This service will be open from 8am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
You can either email the new EPR Customer Service mailbox here or call the EPR helpdesk on 0300 060 0002.