The CPA has recently issued an update regarding the EPR for packaging scheme following the Government announcement that the scheme would be delayed for a year.

The Government recently announced that it would delay the introduction of the producer EPR payments for one year and these will not now apply until October 2025. However, companies will still be required to report and submit their packaging data for 2023.  See information here.

This extension provides the Government an opportunity to gather further feedback on the scheme and as such Defra has issued a new Call for Evidence consultation seeking feedback from industry on the operability of the proposed implementation arrangements.  The deadline for comments is 9 October 2023.  The 28 page consultation document can be downloaded here. (the main pages are 11-26). FIS will issue a response. If you would like to be involved in the discussion, please contact Flavie Lowres.

Note that the EPR Regulatory Position Statement’s do not impact any obligations your company may have under The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 ( and if obligated under these regulations it will still be necessary to continue to comply throughout 2024.