The businesses who are covered by the regulations are known as obligated businesses and they meet their obligation by acquiring evidence of recycling and recovery in the form of PRNs, from accredited reprocessors who sell PRNs. Most often, the obligated businesses acquire the evidence by joining compliance schemes who buy PRNs on their behalf but they can ‘go it alone’ and become a direct registrant. The price indicators shown below are an indication of market rates but are not guaranteed. PRNs can also be issued on export material (often known as a PERN). For clarity we use the term PRN to cover both domestic and export markets.
PRN prices – £ and pence per PRN/one tonne of material