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FlexCollect, a £2.9M recycling project for household films, flexible packaging, launches in UK with public funding from Defra, UKRI; project to pilot recycling, collection programs to help guide public policy for introducing recyclable plastic packaging

British Beer and Pub Assn. calls for greater flexibility and transparency within DEFRA’s current PRN scheme in order to reduce price volatility, says scheme also needs to ensure there is no double-payment by producers obligated under the forthcoming DRS

Industry groups welcome move by UK government to water down plans to make businesses pay the £2.70B cost of recycling and litter; Defra reportedly expects cost for packaging producers to be £1.70B/year

UK’s Defra to delay EPR until 2024, drops plans for business waste collections; reforms will be implemented in a 'phased manner,' include modulated fees based on recyclability, curbside collections for film and plastic, a takeback scheme for coffee cups

UK delays introduction of its EPR policy, which had been set for 2023, with the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee warning the delay could be until 2030; Defra to continue with PRN system through 2023

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