Archive - 2012

Too many small appliances ending up in landfill sites

Dec 07, 2011
Pupils are to be offered prizes for their school in an effort to increase the amount of small electrical items recycled in the North East.

Local Authorities Interested In WEEE recycling campaigns

Dec 01, 2011
Weee connect, a WEEE industry partnership, is calling on local authorities and other organisations to support a national waste electricals and electronics recycling campaign.

National WEEE recycling advert to launch on 26th December

Dec 01, 2011
Weee connect, a WEEE industry partnership, has put forward over £53,000 to fund the production of a 30-second advert designed to raise householder awareness of the need to recycle waste electronics.

Valpak’s praise for Bin Buddies

Nov 24, 2011
At the prestigious Lifestyle Awards which took place at the Hull City Hall, Tickton team, Bin Buddies received a special accolade for their tremendous project, creating clocks from recycled materials.

Lifestylers’ crusade for a greener future

Nov 03, 2011
Lifestylers never cease to amaze us with their determination to make a positive impact within their local communities; this year has been no different as our teams have passionately crusaded for green issues.

BSI Updates Their Carbon Footprinting Guidance

Oct 11, 2011
On the 30 September 2011, the BSI published an updated version of their product carbon footprinting guidance document, PAS 2050.

Valpak helps leading UK fashion retailer to improve recycling operations

Sep 23, 2011
Valpak is now working with UK fashion retailer, SuperGroup, to improve the recycling operations at its distribution centre.

Pupils' battery collecting efforts net them a top prize

Jul 27, 2011
Valpak alongside Walsall Council and G&P Batteries, a local battery collection firm, set up the Walsall schools' battery recycling competition with the aim of diverting waste batteries from landfill and to educate students and their families about the importance of recycling.

Valpak assists taking advantage of new Civil Sanction powers

Jul 27, 2011
Valpak is one of the first to successfully assist a company in taking advantage of the new Environment Agency (EA) Civil Sanction powers.

Valpak achieves carbon neutrality

May 20, 2011
Valpak has acknowledged the need to take responsibility for the carbon impacts of their business operations and to demonstrate carbon neutrality to their membership and customers.

Winners of WEEE college recycling competition announced

Apr 14, 2011
Working on behalf of the region's 12 local authorities, the North East Improvement & Efficiency Partnership (NEIEP) yesterday (8 March) unveiled the winners of its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) college recycling competition. The ceremony at Middlesbrough College was attended by representatives from some of the region's leading organisations who share an interest in recycling.

Students Collect Batteries as part of Valpak & G & P Campaign

Apr 02, 2011
Valpak, the UK’s leading producer compliance scheme, alongside Walsall Council and G&P Batteries, a local battery collection firm, have set up a schools’ battery recycling competition.

Distributor Take back Scheme (DTS) launch WEEE Local Project Fund

Mar 23, 2011
The Distributor Take back Scheme (DTS) has today (21 March 2011) announced approximately £650,000 of special project funding is now available to local authorities, to support recycling and reuse initiatives for unwanted household electricals.

WEEE recycling given a boost by UK's leading compliance scheme

Mar 22, 2011
Valpak has been working with key organisations in the region to help tackle the problems of recycling Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

Valpak, Calypso & Preston Council introduce recycling to schools

Mar 12, 2011
Valpak has teamed up with Calypso and Preston City Council in a unique partnership to introduce recycling to secondary schools in the Preston area.

European Parliament votes on revised WEEE Directive

Feb 04, 2011
Yesterday (3 February 2011) MEPs met to discuss and vote on European Commission proposals to recast the WEEE Directive.

Valpak comply for all packaging waste obligations for 2010

Jan 26, 2011
Valpak are delighted to announce that we have successfully met our customers' 2010 packaging waste obligations.