As Canadian EPR legislation undergoes comprehensive changes, Valpak’s Niall Bennett and RLG Canada’s Jade Bassler join forces to discuss what companies need to know to remain compliant and future-proof their business.
The Government has announced an extension to the third phase of the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS), and imminent adjustments to the reporting requirements. Ian Guest, Valpak Environmental Consultant, highlights the upcoming changes for large organisations that fall under the obligations of ESOS and introduces Valpak's new ESOS Rebate Service, a partnership with EnergyBubble that aims to lower energy tariffs for obligated businesses whilst offering free compliance with ESOS.
The Netherlands has implemented measures in accordance with the EU Single-Use Plastic Directive to regulate the use of Single-Use Plastic Products. Aleeza Rai, Valpak International Account Manager, discusses the challenges associated with single-use plastics and highlights the steps taken by the Dutch Government to address this issue.
James Griffin, Valpak Environmental Compliance Advisor, has written an informative blog post that provides valuable insights into common mistakes made while completing the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging data form. This resource proves highly beneficial for our members.
The government portal ‘Report Packaging Data’ (RPD) online enrolment is now open for producers. Read our blog to find out what you must do and what resources are available to help guide you through this process.
As the world becomes increasingly aware of the pressing need for sustainable practices, businesses are taking significant strides to demonstrate their environmental commitment through waste management. Bronwynn Harris, Valpak Waste & Resource Traceability Consultant discusses how one crucial aspect of this journey is the move towards eliminating waste sent to landfills.
Defra has officially announced a delay in several significant components of the extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging reform program. Although this decision has been positively received by many, it presents additional complexity for individual producers who now face an intricate regulatory environment in the coming year. In light of this recent development, Henry Smith, Valpak's Policy Researcher outlines five essential aspects producers need to understand about the announcement and their current obligations.
Blayne Shiels, Valpak's International Account Manager summarises the key objectives of the Netherlands Extended Producer Responsibility for Textiles Decree and provides an overview of what this means for textiles importers and producers.
Ian Guest, Valpak Environmental Compliance Consultant outlines the proposed changes to the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) and how these will affect Phase 3 and Phase 4 compliance requirements.
Valpak International Account Manager, Ella McCartney investigates whether the EU will be able to meet challenging recycling targets and achieve a circular economy by the deadlines set out in the Packaging Waste Directive.
Sarah Swaine, Valpak Sales Coordinator discusses how consumer pressure, environmental legislation and a desire to do the right thing by the planet is driving the food and drink industry to take steps to reduce plastic waste, and outlines how a refill initiative alongside the implementation of deposit return schemes strives to combat this issue.
James Beard, Valpak's Head of Voluntary Compliance summarises the key objectives of the EU’s strategy for sustainable textiles, provides an overview of the significant steps countries like France and Italy have taken to try and establish a circular economy for textiles, and discusses how other countries are likely to follow their lead.
Valpak’s International Account Manager, Caroline Houghton outlines Eco-Modulation, a concept that is increasingly being discussed by governments and waste compliance schemes across the EU to incentivise producers to limit the damage caused by packaging and product waste.
As Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) continues to develop in France, Valpak’s International Account Manager, Ella McCartney examines the implementation of new DIY and Gardening Equipment EPR legislation.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging will bring new obligations for businesses that are legally required to comply with the current Packaging Waste Regulations and will cast the net further to obligate some producers that currently don't need to comply. In his latest blog, Henry Smith, Valpak Policy Researcher provides a summary of the various ways different businesses will be obligated.
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