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Packaging waste: producer responsibilities

Dräger as an obligated packaging producer must register and meet their waste packaging recycling and recovery responsibilities. Dräger have chosen ERP as our compliance scheme who will register us with the correct environmental regulator and obtain evidence of our compliance.

The Consumer Information Obligations (CIO) were introduced as part of the Packaging Waste Regulations in March 2000. They require obligated businesses defined as ‘sellers’ (businesses whose main packaging activity is ‘selling’) to inform their customers about recycling. This covers both business-to-business sellers and business-to-consumer sellers.

If your main activity is selling packaged goods, you must give your customers information about: 

  • Return, collection and recovery systems they can use
  • Their role in reusing, recovering and recycling packaging and packaging waste
  • What recovery and recycling symbols on packaging mean
  • How to get copies of waste strategy guidance
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Return, collection and recovery systems available to consumers

The following page on ERP UK’s website includes a link where consumers can locate their nearest recycling point:

Consumers’ role in contributing to the reuse, recovery and recycling of packaging and packaging waste

Information sharing about products containing packaging material is encouraged through the ERP website and through member forums and organisations specialising in recycling communication such as WRAP. ERP audits will include an assessment of the usage of recycled material in member products. Good examples will be benchmarked and promoted by ERP.

ERP also offers support for members who wish to work with a local authority or recycler directly to increase the return and recovery of packaging waste and to promote end market usage. We also work with our local authority partners to encourage consumers to recycle packaging waste more effectively and where possible we will support the provision of return systems.

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The meaning of recovery and recycling markings on packaging

Information about packaging markings and symbols can be accessed on the following page of ERP UK’s website:

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The national waste strategies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Links to these strategies are included on the following page of ERP UK’s website:

Get in touch with Dräger

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Draeger Safety UK Ltd.

Ullswater Close, Blyth Riverside Business Park
Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4RG

+44 (0) 1670 352 891

Call us from Mon - Thurs 8:30am - 5pm
Fri 8:30am - 2pm

Draeger Marine and Offshore

Unit 2 Tern Pl, Bridge of Don
Aberdeen, AB23 8JX

+44 (0) 1224 701 569