Producer responsibility laws in the UK cover packaging, electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), batteries and end of life vehicles (ELVs).
Producer responsibility is about making sure businesses that manufacture, import and sell these products are responsible for their end of life environmental impact.
The regulations require businesses to:
- minimise waste arising from these products and promote their re-use
- ensure the waste products are treated and meet recovery and recycling targets for the waste materials
- design products by reducing material use and enhancing reusability and recyclability