Era has strengthened its support for customers in complying with the new Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation on packaging waste and sustainability.

The hardware supplier is working with its customer base to help identify their liability and mitigate any potential cost implications as well as improving the sustainability of its packaging without impacting the protection of its products down the supply chain.

This forms part of parent company Tyman’s 2030 Sustainability Roadmap, which outlines measures to minimise its impact on the environment including its target of achieving 100% sustainable packaging and eliminating landfill by 2026.

Jonathan Garrett, group health, safety and sustainability director, said: “We are extremely conscious of the responsibility we have to not only improve the sustainability of our products and operations, but to support our extensive network of door and window manufacturers in enhancing their own environmental credentials.

“Our commitment to ensuring compliance with EPR forms part of our much larger ‘eliminate, minimise, replace’ strategy, which outlines how we can increase the level of recycled material within our packaging, whilst simultaneously reducing the level of packaging required.”

The regulations, which came into effect at the start of 2023, require businesses that have an annual turnover of £1 million or more, are responsible for over 25 tonnes of packaging in a calendar year, and carry out any packaging activities, to report on their packaging data. 

Large producers (those who have a £2 million turnover and are responsible for 50 tonnes of packaging), will be required to report in October 2023, whilst small producers (those who have a £1 million turnover and are responsible for 25 tonnes of packaging) won’t have to report until April 2024 on 2023 data.

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