Pubcos could face £55,000 recycling bill

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The Government is seeking views on controversial plans to revamp packaging waste laws, which could see pubcos paying up to an extra £55,000 a year...

The Government is seeking views on controversial plans to revamp packaging waste laws, which could see pubcos paying up to an extra £55,000 a year in recycling costs.

The original consultation asked if tenanted and leased pubcos, as well as managed pub companies, should be made to pay recycling costs proportionate to the amount of waste they produce across their estates.

This proposal was backed by 76% of respondents, the Depart-ment for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) revealed this week.

But the Government began a new six-week consultation into the plans on Monday, after fears were expressed about the complexity of making non-managed estates pay all recycling costs.

Currently, only managed operators with a turnover of more than £2m a year, which use 50 tonnes of packaging annually, had to pay the levy. In June, logistics solutions company Excel said the plans could cost pubcos between an extra £30,000 to £55,000 in recycling fees.

The deadline for responses to the proposals is Monday 3 Octo-ber. The new consultation docu- ment can be found at www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/consult/packaging-reg05-targets/index.htm.

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