Valpak's Blog brings to you thought provoking articles, from key members of staff, on a wide range of environmental topics.

Will growth in refuse-derived fuel impact recycling rates?

Carys White
Feb 06, 2014
Carys White, Consultant, asks whether increased refuse-derived fuel production could potentially impact recycling rates, making it difficult to meet challenging recycling targets going forward. We would be interested to hear any thoughts you have on this topic.

Diverting textiles from landfill the solution to UK's throwaway society?

Sandy Dhesi
Oct 25, 2013
Textile waste being sent to landfill is rising while all other materials are reducing. What can be done about this? The UK is wasting millions of pounds each year by sending old, recyclable and re-usable textiles to landfill. Without the introduction of bans, landfill will always be "the default option”.

CRC Phase 2 - With less than 4 weeks to go are you ready?

Tim Rainbow
Oct 11, 2013
There’s less than 4 weeks to go until registration opens for Phase 2 of the Carbon Reduction Commitment on 4 November 2013.

New developments for PAS 141 - Valpak Limited

Carys White
Sep 30, 2013
We are pleased to announce that a second certification body, Really Green Credentials, has now been approved to audit re-use organisations.

Carbon reporting (for quoted organisations) now mandatory

Sarah Mann
Sep 23, 2013
On 1st October 2013 The Greenhouse Emissions (Directors Reports) Regulations 2013 will come into force. All UK listed companies will be required to report their annual greenhouse gas emissions in their Director’s Reports. Companies should already be calculating their organizational carbon footprint and may already be experiencing some data gathering issues.

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