The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has stated that some form of packaging compliance fee could be introduced in 2020 following an emergency meeting last week to discuss the rapid escalation in Packaging Recovery Note (PRN) prices for plastic packaging.
Following the meeting held last Wednesday (19 June) in the face of spiralling PRN prices, the ACP, an expert committee set up to advise the government on packaging policy, stated that regulatory change was needed to prevent ‘... More
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