The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2023

Jurisdiction: Scotland

Commencement: 1st January 2024

Amends: The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007

Mini Summary

The Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 set annual business targets for the recycling of packaging waste and apply to all businesses that produce or use packaging. They place an obligation on such businesses to contribute towards the cost of recycling their packaging waste.


Various duties apply.



Producers of packaging must recover and recycle packaging waste in accordance with Schedule 2 (Recycling obligations) of the 2007 Regulations.

The recovery and recycling target for 2024 is updated. Producers must now recover and recycle 80% of packaging waste.

Producers must also meet material-specific recycling targets. The 2024 specific-recycling targets are:

  • 82% for glass;
  • 61% for plastic;
  • 69% for aluminium;
  • 87% for steel;
  • 83% for paper and cardboard; and
  • 42% for wood.


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