Consultation on changes to the Producer Responsilbilty regimes for batteries and packaging

Closed 22 May 2015

Opened 27 Mar 2015


The Government proposes to amend the producer responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging across the UK. The proposed changes amend the:

  • The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations 2009.
  • Producer Responsibility Obligation (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007.
  • Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007. 

The consultation paper also seeks evidence to help underpin a review of the waste plastic  packaging target, and to support the Government’s analysis with WRAP and other partners to consider what further actions can be taken to ensure that the household waste recycling target is met. 

All responses should be sent by email to, or by post to Producer Responsibility, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Area 2B Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London SW1P 3JR.

Please make sure that any email responses are clearly marked ‘Producer Responsibility Consultation Responses’.

Why your views matter

 The proposed changes contribute to the Government’s commitment to reduce red tape for business. They will be of particular interest to businesses that place batteries or packaging on the UK market, and producer responsibility compliance schemes for batteries or packaging.


  • Charities/Voluntary Organisations
  • Environmental campaigners
  • Government Departments
  • Government Agencies
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Environmental professional services
  • Local Authorities
  • Consumer Groups
  • SME businesses


  • Waste and recycling
  • Resource Efficiency