The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 were first introduced in the UK in 1997. The overall aim of the regulations is to require companies to reduce the volume of packaging used and minimise the amount of packaging which ends up in landfill or disposal sites. Every year obligated companies are required to achieve recycling rates for each specific packaging materials they use.
Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs) which are issued by Reprocessors and Exporters are a recognised form of evidence of recycling to meet the legal obligations set by the regulations. Novelis UK Ltd is an accredited Reprocessor and Exporter within the regulations and regulated by the Environment Agency.
Funds generated through the sale of PRNs are invested in accordance with the regulations. In addition to improvements to collection and reprocessing infrastructure Novelis UK Ltd uses PRN funding to support communication strategies aimed at improving aluminium packaging recovery rates. This includes programmes such as Every Can Counts and MetalMatters run in collaboration with industry partners. See the Education and Communication section.
If you need to discuss or purchase PRNs please contact Keith Guest on 01925 784138