Packaging Obligation Calculator

This calculator can be used to calculate your Packaging Obligation for 2021 under the Packaging Waste Regulations. You should enter data for obligated packaging you handled between 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2020. The calculator applies the following targets:

Paper - 79%, Glass - 81%, Aluminium - 66%, Steel - 86%, Plastic - 59%, Wood - 35%, Overall recycling - 76%  72% of the glass target must be met by melt applications.  

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NOW NO OVERALL RECOVERY OBLIGATION SO RECOVERY PRNS CAN NO LONGER BE ISSUED. 

Please Note; If the glass obligation is zero but the melt obligation shows 1, the Agencies have declared that there is NO GLASS OBLIGATION, so please ignore the 1 tonne of melt obligation. This a rounding issue as the glass obligation is rounded to the nearest whole number whereas the glass melt obligation is rounded up to the nearest whole number. This can happen if 1 tonne is placed in any one of the glass cells in table 1.

 ALSO PLEASE NOTE that this calculator should be used for indication purposes only and we cannot be held liable for any errors that may result from its use.

Table 1

Packaging/Packaging Materials supplied (in tonnes)

  Paper Glass Alu Steel Plastic Wood Other
Raw Material Manufacturing
Conversion
Pack/Filling
Selling

Table 2a

Packaging/Packaging Materials exported by the producer (in tonnes)

  Paper Glass Alu Steel Plastic Wood Other
Raw Material Manufacturing
Conversion
Pack/Filling
Selling

Table 2b

Packaging/Packaging Materials exported by a third party (in tonnes)

  Paper Glass Alu Steel Plastic Wood Other
Raw Material Manufacturing
Conversion
Pack/Filling
Selling

Table 3a

Packaging/Packaging Materials imported for the purpose of the named activity (in tonnes)

  Paper Glass Alu Steel Plastic Wood Other
Conversion
Pack/filling
Selling

Table 3b

Packaging around imports into the UK that you dispose of as end user (in tonnes)

Paper Glass Alu Steel Plastic Wood Other

Table 3c

Imported packaging which is subsequently exported (in tonnes)

Paper Glass Alu Steel Plastic Wood Other

  

Table 4

Table 4: Statement of obligations

  Paper Glass Alu Steel Plastic Wood
Individual Material Recycling Obligations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Amount of Glass Obligation that must be met by 'melt' recycling   0        
Total Recycling Obligation 0  
Net Recycling
(Total recycling minus total of materials recycling)
0  

  Paper Glass Al Steel Plastic Wood
Total obligated tonnage 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total materials recycling 0