131522 - Packaging: Recycling (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much revenue to the public purse there has been associated with packaging recovery notes in each year since 2010; how much of that money has been invested into improving recycling facilities; and what control measures are in place to ensure that funds are spent appropriately.

Dr Thérèse Coffey

Revenue from the sale of Packaging Waste Recovery Notes (PRNs) and Packaging Waste Export Recovery Notes (PERNs) does not go to the public purse.

Reprocessors and exporters who are accredited to issue PRNs and PERNs are required to report the revenue received to the Environment Agency.

The Environment Agency publishes this data on how this income has been spent for capacity building within the system against specific categories.