SUEZ calls for Extended Producer Responsibility hybrid model

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SUEZ said Defra's current models cannot achieve a 'world-class' EPR

SUEZ has called for a 'hybrid' Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) which includes elements of all four of Defra’s proposed plans currently out for consultation.

In a new report, UnpackIng extended producer responsibility consultation proposals, SUEZ said that none of Defra’s proposals delivers against the company’s 10 principles set out in its 2018 report.

SUEZ therefore argued that the deposit-based mechanism from Governance model 4, combined with the element of registration, payment and control from other options, would create the strongest version of an EPR system.

Stuart Hayward-Higham, author of the report and SUEZ technical development director, said: “With the publication of this short report we have sought to share insight from our own analysis, our sector experience and our discussions with partners and stakeholders across the value chain.

“We applaud Defra for the work that they have done, but having conducted our own comprehensive analysis in collaboration with many others, do not believe any single model of those presented in the consultation documents delivers on all ten of the principles of a world-class EPR system.”

Earlier this week, Ecosurety called for an alternative to the EPR models suggested in Defra's consultations, which will run until 13 May.

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