Princes has ensured all of its £750,000 packaging waste obligations for 2018 went to support UK recyclers as UK-only Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs). The company avoided export PRNs (PERNs) “to ensure our waste does not become eastern Europe or south-east Asia’s problem”, said corporate relations director David McDiarmid.
Improved traceability and transparency
“To us, meaningful PRN reform would mean improved traceability and transparency of where payments go and how monies are being reinvested. It could also mean addressing the imbalance between PRNs and PERNs to make exports less favourable and allow the UK to grow domestic recycling.”
Princes, which sources its PRNs via Valpak, intends to secure UK-only PRNS in 2019 as well.