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Consumer Trends 2023: Sustainability in focus

20 March 2023

Doing the right thing is not just good for business, it is good business. But, with a huge amount of regulatory change and public scrutiny, this is becoming more and more challenging. Our sustainability hub tackles some of the key issues facing the Consumer sector. 

The plethora of new regulations, proposals and the pace of legislatory change in the UK and EU makes the compliance environment ambiguous and difficult to navigate. Consumer businesses need to consider the implicatons of Brexit, Deposit Return Schemes (DRS), Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulations and the EU's Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, to name just a few.  

To guide you through this ever-changing landscape, we're monitoring the horizon so that you can make best of your sustainability endeavours: 

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Deposit Return Scheme

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    A new EU proposal on packaging and packaging waste says the current legislation is not enough and more is needed to tackle rising packaging waste. 

Products and Goods

Products and Goods


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