Packaging Compliance

The Packaging Regulations

The Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations were introduced in 1997; their aim is to encourage companies that handle packaging to reduce the environmental impact of packaging and packaging waste.

Responsibility for the environmental impact of packaging is shared amongst the companies who participate during its lifecycle. This includes the companies that produce the raw material, manufacture packaging, pack product, sell the product or import product or packaging.

A company is obligated if they exceed the following thresholds:


Tonnage threshold   Turnover Threshold

Handling more than 50 tonnes of packaging in the previous year.


Last set of audited accounts showing a turnover of more than £2million.


If you think you fall into these categories why not give us a call on 0845 094 2228 and we can quickly help you identify whether you need to register.