ACP Best Practice Templates for Reprocessors and Exporters
The following documents are templates of best practice for reprocessors and exporters and will help applicants to focus applications on the information the regulators require. The business plan needs to be completed for each company and the relevant sampling and inspection plan and recording systems document for each reprocessor or exporter.
Best practice templates: Business Plan, Reprocessor S&I Plan, Exporter S&I Plan, Reprocessor Recording Systems, Exporter Recording Systems,
The Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) is designed to bring together industry expertise with a specific interest in packaging and packaging waste to advise and make recommendations to government to assist with their policy development on packaging reuse, recovery and recycling. Members represent various parts of the packaging chain, including businesses which have legal obligations under the Producer Responsibility Obligations as well as others who are involved in the management of packaging waste – local authorities, compliance schemes, waste management companies, reprocessors and exporters.
Terms of Reference
To support the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department of the Environment Northern Ireland, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government (the Devolved Administrations) in those matters relating to packaging falling within their respective responsibilities. In doing so, the Committee will have regard to the different policy priorities across the UK, the possibilities to maximise the economic, environmental and social benefits of the reuse, recycling and recovery of packaging waste and any applicable EU requirements.
A new Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) has now been appointed with the following membership:
· Phil Conran - 360 Environmental
Rick Hindley – Alupro (trade body)
Rebecca Cocking – British Glass (trade body)
Simon Weston - CPI (trade body)
Adrian Hawkes – Valpak (compliance scheme)
Simon Stringer – NiPak/ScotPak (compliance scheme)
Garvin Freeman – Tata (reprocessor)
Johnathan Short – Plastic Eco (reprocessor / exporter)
Andrew Bird – Newcastle-under-Lyme (local authority)
Roger Walton – Dover (local authority)
Martin Cooper – SITA (waste management)
Andrew Speck – HAVI GS (independent consultant)
Gordon Henman – Kingfisher (retail)
Alison Bramfitt – Nestlé (packer filler)
The ACP has three Task Forces:
Task Force 1 Consider the actual costs for producers under the proposed EPR full costs recovery requirements.
Task Force 2 Consider opportunities for improving consumer communication for packaging waste recycling.
The Task Force has produced a comprehensive Guide to the PRN System with a particular focus on the use of PRN funds.
Task Force 3 (Phil Conran Chair) Consider packaging related opportunities to complete the circle as part of the debate on the revised Circular Economy Package.
Task Force 4 (Simon Stringer Chair) Consider whether the environment agencies are delivering optimal enforcement of the Packaging Waste Regulations.
An operational Technical Liaison Group (TLG) has also been set up that will meet on an ad hoc basis when issues arise that need round table discussion. Chaired by the ACP, this includes ACP members, representative from other relevant industry bodies, the 4 Agencies and Defra
Transparency and representation
The ACP is committed to full transparency. Agendas and Minutes from ACP meetings together with any relevant reports will all be published here.
Whilst membership is on an individual basis through appointment by the Minister, ACP members are there to represent industry in general and their sectors in particular. Anyone can therefore contact their relevant representative on the Committee if there is an issue they would like to be considered by the ACP.
ACP Meeting dates
All at Nobel House, Defra
Tuesday 26 January 2016
Tuesday 26 April 2016
Tuesday 26 July 2016
Tuesday 25 October 2016
ACP Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Minutes 28/04/15 Revised
Agenda 28/07/2015 Revised
TF1 -Chairman's Report ACP Meeting 28 April 2015
TF1 Task Group 1 report recommendations
TF1 Update presentation 13 October 2015
TF1 Update Meeting 26 January 2016
TF2 - Scoping Report April 2015
TF2 Communcations options January 2016
TF3 - CEP Paper submitted to the European Commission 8 April 2015
TF3 Meeting Key Issues 14 January 2016
TF4 Terms of Reference
Technical Liaison Group Agendas and Meeting Minutes
TLG Agenda 11/03/15
Notes of ACP TLG Meeting 11/03/2015
Definition of Contamination Paper v10 May 2015
TLG Meeting Notes 17/06/15
TLG Meeting Notes 11/08/2015
TLG Update 13 October 2015
TLG Meeting Notes 23/06/16
ACP response to Producer Responsibility Consultation May 2015