Garden centres and nurseries urged to adhere to packaging rules

HTA members are being encouraged to take advantage of the HTA Packaging Waste WorkBook in order to comply with Packaging Waste Regulations.

If a company or group turnover exceeds £2 million per annum, and if they handled more than 50 tonnes of packaging in 2014, there is a legal obligation under the Packaging Waste Regulations to pay a proportion of the costs of the recovery and recycling of that packaging.

The Packaging Waste WorkBook is updated yearly using the last 12 months of sales data and packaging factors to ensure that members comply with the latest packaging waste laws.

Adam Wigglesworth from Aylett Nurseries said: "I have used the HTA Packaging Waste Workbook for many years now and it is an essential tool for us in submitting an accurate and timely submission of Packaging Waste figures.

"We were inspected by the Environment agency and I am confident that the fact that we had used the workbook resulted in a smooth and quick inspection. The book is an acknowledged methodology so users benefit from the confidence that it meets with the regulations. The amount of time and work the workbook saves makes it superb value for members." 

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