Consumer Information Obligation and Links
The Consumer Information Obligation (CIO) was introduced as part of the Producer Responsibility (Packaging Waste) Regulations in March 2000.
They require businesses obligated under the Packaging Waste Regulations who are classed as ‘sellers’ to inform their customers about recycling.
The information in the recycling area of this website assists both business to business sellers and business to consumer sellers. Information on the website gives the following information:
- Where packaging can be taken to be recycled
- What the customer’s role is in recycling
- The meaning of labels on packaging
For householders, the simplest means of finding out what recycling collections are available in your area is by visiting www.recyclenow.com. This website includes a postcode finder to allow you to locate recycling opportunities where you live and also detail on how and why materials are recycled.
Many councils offer a kerbside collection – to find out what is available in your area contact your local authority. The Direct Gov Website is a great resource for finding further information on how you can recycle, reduce and re-use your waste packaging.
DEFRA has a website that covers the legal aspects of the environment