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Support, advice and practical help to achieve compliance with the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations

Synergy is an approved packaging compliance scheme. The packaging regulations require that a company can administer its own compliance or be a member of one of the approved packaging compliance schemes such as Synergy Compliance.

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Synergy Compliance Services

Packaging regulations are making a world of difference

When the packaging Regulations were introduced in 1997, only 30% of packaging waste in the UK was recycled. By 2007 that proportion had doubled. And as the UK creates over ten million tonnes of packaging waste each year, it’s a significant result.

Under the Packaging Regulations, many businesses in England and Wales must:

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Packaging is anything used to contain, protect, handle, deliver or present goods. Packaging is typically glass, paper, cardboard, aluminium, steel, plastic or wood.

Any business in England and Wales which uses packaging is likely to be affected by the Packaging Regulations.

Reducing your company’s ecological footprint

Synergy can assist your company to become compliant with packaging regulations which will significantly reduce your company’s ecological footprint - making a world of difference.

Packaging Producer - Even if you already recycle all the waste you can, you will still need to register in order to prove that you are complying with the regulations. You can either register directly with The Environment Agency, or through an approved packaging compliance Scheme like Synergy. We will then take responsibility for proving that you have complied with your legal obligations. Failure to comply with these obligations is a criminal offence.


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Synergy Compliance provides the following services to help members manage and achieve compliance with their obligation: