Producer Responsibility

In simple terms, Producer Responsibility legislation makes the producer of waste responsible for the collection and disposal of the waste.

Any business with an annual turnover greater than £2million,  handling in excess of 50 tonnes of packaging, will be affected by these regulations.  These regulations are complex and can cause confusion, demanding a great deal of time and resources.

Each company has to collect data, calculate their obligation and make a decision about how to fulfill its obligation.  This is a costly process that must be repeated every year.

E4environment can help you meet these regulations efficiently and provides the following services:

Data Gathering Services

Collecting and collating packaging data is often the most time consuming part of the Producer Responsibility regulations.  E4environment can do this process for you and calculate your obligation.  We are experienced in the collection of packaging data and can perform this task quickly and efficiently.

Packaging Recovery Notes

PRNs (Packaging Recovery Notes) are a fast and effective way of fulfilling your obligation.  E4environment can source and purchase PRNs on your behalf.

Monitoring and Measuring Systems 

E4environment can help your company put in place systems to measure and monitor the amount and type of packaging that is being produced.  This helps to streamline the process of calculating and fulfilling your obligation.

For companies that have data and are looking to manage the data and produce compliance forms and data to customers we can offer GRIPS.

For more information on our packaging data service , please give us a ring (01743 343 403) and speak to Mandy Stoker or send us a message.

End of Life Vehicles (ELVs)

The End of Life Vehicles Directive which was adopted on October 20th 2000 aims to promote the collection, reuse and recycling of their components to protect the environment.  In theUK, legislation derived from the Directive is in the form of the End of Life Vehicle Regulations 2003, which states that all facilities that de pollute End of LIfe Vehicles (ELV’s) require a site license.

These regulations are relatively recent editions to the array of existing environmental legislation.  At E4environment, we are at the cutting edge of such deveopments, and can help clients understand the implications of these regulations and the significance to their businesses.   We have already succeeded in obtaining licenses for a number of clients, and have compiled comprehensive working plans and risk assessments where appropriate.

Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE)

The WEEE Directive was transposed into UK law in 2006 and the new WEEE Regulations came into force on the 2nd January 2007. The UKis one of the last in the EU to implement the WEEE Directive – nearly two years late. The first implementation period will be between the 1 July and the 31 December 2007.

Key Features

  • Sets a target for separately collecting household WEEE
  • Puts no obligation on householders to separate WEEE
  • Retailers to offer in-store take back or collection through alternative arrangements
  • Retailers to provide information to customers about labels and recycling
  • All separately collected WEEE to be treated
  • All treatment sites to be regulated
  • Sets recovery and recycling targets for various categories of WEEE
  • Producers to fund treatment/recycling
  • Separate arrangements for non-household WEEE

We are in the ideal position to help your company understand and adapt to new regulations, as and when they are introduced.

  • Data collection service
  • Provide consumer information obligation collaterol
  • Organise waste exemptions for the storing of WEEE on your site
  • Assist with hazardous waste returns
  • Provide hazardous waste permits


Any reprocessors of packaging or WEEE can benefit by becoming Accredited Reprocessors. We can assist you with the application to become an ATF or AATF.

For more information on this, please give us a call (01743 343 403) or use our contact sheet.