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Valpak Forum - Are you meeting all environmental obligations?

Duncan Simpson
May 24, 2016
Is your business meeting all environmental obligations? Find out more at a Valpak Forum

Is your business affected by environmental legislation?

Environmental legislation affects businesses in one way or another, and keeping abreast of all legislation takes time and effort. It is important to regularly review your business’s position with regard to existing legislation and to prepare for any amendments or changes. Carrying out a regular review will ensure that your business is not caught out by new rules and that it is abiding by all applicable laws. The process will also help you to ensure that the business is not over complying with any rules that have changed.

Some of the regulations in place in the UK are influenced by proposals which come from the European Union (EU). This means that businesses need to be aware of any EU proposals for forthcoming legislation. If your business exports you should also find out if it should be complying with legislation in countries it exports to.

Ensuring compliance with every piece of legislation can take up a significant amount of time and resource, meaning a compliance "to do list" could quickly become overwhelming and it may then be difficult to get a grasp on what you need to be doing.

Valpak are the compliance experts – Find out why…

In 1997, when the first piece of environmental producer responsibility legislation (the Packaging Waste Regulations) was transposed into UK law, Valpak was set up as the first UK “Compliance Scheme” to provide compliance support and expert advice to producers and others. We help UK businesses to understand the issues that they face with regard to environmental compliance and we explain what they need to do and by when.

We have also developed and produced a number of services and products to help businesses to plan, manage and budget for areas such as producer responsibility for packaging waste, waste electrical and electronic equipment, waste batteries,REACH, RoHS, energy, waste management and recycling, as well as new laws including the Modern Slavery Act.

Over the past 19 years Valpak staff have accrued a wealth of compliance knowledge and experience of helping businesses to meet legal requirements under the Packaging Waste Regulations, as well as many other pieces of producer responsibility and environmental legislation.

Help and advice is at hand…

Each year, Valpak host regional events which provide businesses with a forum to learn about proposed legislation, and to find out about any changes or amendments to existing laws and regulations.

During roundtable discussions, delegates get the opportunity to meet other delegates that face similar challenges and learn from their experiences.

Free events for all businesses

This year Valpak are hosting seven free-of-charge Regional Forums, between May and September, which have been designed to keep businesses up-to-date with ever changing environmental legislation and to provide useful information on other related areas.

Some of the topics that these events will cover include:

  • Government changes
  • Circular Economy Package
  • UK legislation update – Packaging, WEEE and Batteries
  • Waste Duty of Care
  • Modern Slavery Act
  • Energy Compliance
  • International Compliance

Delegates will also find out about how Valpak works in the interests of all businesses, how legislative changes could impact their business and how Valpak can support their business.

These events are open to all UK businesses, not just Valpak members, and will be held at various locations across the UK.

If you would like to find out more about some of the topics outlined above, places can be booked online at: Alternatively, please call 03450 682 572 or email We hope to see you at one of our events.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this weblog represent those of the individual authors and not those of Valpak Limited or any other organisation.