Can you explain the new system of recycling labels for consumer packaging? When do the new labels become compulsory?

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Can you explain the new system of recycling labels for consumer packaging? When do the new labels become compulsory?

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The new system of labelling is part of the Extended Producer Responsibility scheme which will become law once the Environment Bill gains Royal Assent (see The future of packaging: Extended Producer Responsibility consultation). Regulations should be in place next year (2022) and the new system of labelling is expected to become mandatory in 2026/7.

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