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Fész Urging Gov't Consultation Over EPR Introduction

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The Federation of Responsible Food Manufacturers (Fész) is proposing an urgent consultation with the government due to the extended producer responsibility fee that will come into effect on July 1 and its high rates, according to profitline.hu. 

In recent years, to remedy the environmental protection problems related to the packaging of products such as food, and to increase the efficiency of recycling, based on the guidance of an EU directive, the so-called extended producer responsibility system (EPR) has been introduced in all member states, including Hungary. 

Fész believes it will be a big blow for manufacturers that, from July 1, they will have to pay 3-5 times, in some cases even 10 times, the amount of the environmental protection product fee paid for this purpose for each packaging material.

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