CMS Kernel: Extended Producer Responsibility

Nov 15, 2023


Extended Producer Responsibility will be affecting most food and drink producers and compliance can be costly. As the law in this area continues to develop, CMS and the Food and Drink Federation Scotland will present an update on the current regulation of packaging, single use plastics and other materials, including the tax implications. They will also look ahead to what changes are expected in the coming months, what the main issues will be, and what the Food and Drink Sector can do now to prepare.



Joanna Waddell
Lead on Sustainability for Scotland


Joanna is a dedicated environment specialist with degrees in Marine and Environmental Biology, Law and a Masters in Environmental Law. She is ranked as a Rising Star by Legal 500 and as an Associate to Watch by Chambers & Partners for Environment Law. Referees have confirmed that she is “very experienced” and “knows her stuff and is pleasant to work with”.

Joanna advises high profile clients on a wide range of environmental law matters and has particular experience of advising on regulatory issues and investigations, environmental prosecutions, contaminated land issues, risk allocation and apportionment of liability.

Joanna is Co-convenor of the UK Environmental Lawyers Association - Scottish branch and gave evidence recently on their behalf to the Scottish Parliamentary Committee on environmental principles and governance.


Cat Hay
Head of Policy
Food and Drink Federation


Cat's role is to represent and promote the interests and concerns of FDF members though dialogue with governments, regulators and other external organisations. She liaises with the FDF teams in London to ensure that they are briefed on Scottish policy issues and works collaboratively on areas of joint interest.

Cat previously worked as a wine buyer for Whole Foods Market and Programme Manager for Zero Waste Scotland.


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