Have your say

Are you a Business who manufactures products and put these products into packaging? Or who have products put into packaging on their behalf, and who place these products on the UK market?

Or a Retailer, online marketplace or importer of packaged products? Or a Business involved in the design, production and specification of packaging?

The government are proposing to impose ‘fees’ on all manufacturers/producers, importers and retailers based on the amount of ‘packaging material’ that a business causes to be placed into the UK market. The cost of disposing of packaging waste is expected to be £2.7bn in the first year and the full cost will be borne by the manufacturing industry and will be used to pay for dealing with the packaging and end-of-life products that the consumer ultimately disposes of.

At the BFA we believe that this is just another unfair ‘tax’ applied to UK businesses which does not belong to our industry and affiliated trades. We maintain that the UK footwear industry is a responsible industry which already takes the utmost care to reduce un-recyclable materials and where packaging is used that it is from sustainable sources and of the highest quality in its suitability to be recycled efficiently.

We need your support

There are many pages of text and charts that are not relevant to our industry e.g. the deposit scheme for drink cartons and these are easily spotted and avoided, however around 60% of the content is pertinent to your understanding of the proposed scheme which would enable you to have a voice and a potential impact on the findings of the consultation.

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE LINKS BELOW AND ADD YOUR VOICE TO THAT OF THE BFA, LOBBYING ON YOUR BEHALF.

Find out more here.

The document also contains the questions below each section, however, you will also need to download the survey to be able to express your opinion. Complete the survey.

The answers are all multiple choice. To complete the questionnaire, you do not need to answer all questions however depending on your answer you may need to also give an explanation for your choice.

This is important to us all and thank you for your participation.