Q: Which businesses are affected
by packaging regulations?
If your business has a turnover more than £2million a year and handles more than 50 tonnes of packaging a year, then you are likely to be an obligated packaging producer under EU packaging regulations. However, there are also certain business activities that are taken into consideration when ascertaining if you are obligated.
Business activities which obligate you to follow the EU packaging regulations:
- Packaging goods anywhere in the supply chain.
- Importing new and second-hand goods directly into the UK.
Business activities which do not obligate you to follow the EU packaging regulations:
Wrapping or packaging goods to send to another part of your business (the same legal entity)
- Re-using packaging from goods you acquired as the end user
- You are the end user of a packaged good.