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Guide to Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs)

What is a Packaging Recovery Note?

A Packaging Recovery Note is a document that provides evidence that a waste reprocessor has turned waste packaging back into a new product.

Who needs to buy PRNs?

Packaging chain companies are obliged to hold Packaging Recovery Notes (PRNs), as evidence that their legal responsibility to recover and recycle has been fulfilled.

What is the legislation behind PRNs?

The 'Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 1997' came into effect on 1 January 1998. See our legislation section for more details.

How do I know if my company is ‘obligated’?

See the Government's site on packaging.

Why does Tata Steel issue PRNs?

Tata Steel issues PRNs because it is an accredited UK steel reprocessor and is able to sell PRNs to obligated companies and Compliance Scheme Activities.

How can I buy PRNs from Tata Steel?

Contact us to find out more about buying PRNs from Tata Steel.


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