Extending producer responsibility rules would save councils millions

The cost of cleaning up food and drinks packaging and other discarded items that litter the streets should be transferred to producers, saving local authorities millions of pounds a year, according to the Environmental Services Association (ESA).

In a policy paper, the body that represents the UK’s resource and waste management industry argues that applying extended producer responsibility (EPR) to some of the more common components of UK litter could save local authorities around £300m a year.

It lists cigarette butts, ...

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