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Blog, ESOS
ESOS – is it time to comply?

The qualification date for Phase 3 of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is fast approaching and the compliance deadline is only months away. Ian Guest's Blog explains how to find out if your business is obligated, next steps and how Valpak can help.

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Sewing
Blog, Textiles, Waste Management
Sewing the seeds of change

James Beard summarises the EU Strategy for Sustainable Textiles, outlining measures the EU will be pursuing to improve the environmental performance of the clothing industry, directly impacting UK based companies and influencing the direction of Textile legislation within the UK.

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Blog, EPR, Packaging, Plastic Packaging Tax
UK – a brave new world in a European context

Abbie Burford, Commercial Account Manager, looks at how various European countries meet EU packaging waste requirements and uses her knowledge to predict the shifts businesses may see (in terms of UK environmental compliance reporting and obligations), as a result of forthcoming Extended Producer Responsibility legislation and the Plastic Packaging Tax.

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Cyprus
Blog, Compliance, Green Dot, International, Plastic Packaging Tax
Key amendments to Cypriot waste legislation

So far 2021 has seen many EU Member States making changes to waste regulations. Valpak’s International Account Manager, Ellena Boote, looks at the key amendments in the Cypriot legislation.

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Plastic Bottles
Blog, Compliance, International, Plastic Packaging Tax
How Spain is implementing the Plastic Tax

On 1 January 2021, the European Union introduced a levy on non-recyclable plastic packaging waste, which requires individual countries to help combat the issue of packaging waste. Valpak International Account Manager, Lauren Shrimpton, looks at how Spain has implemented the Plastic Tax.

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Bulky Waste
Blog, Compliance, EPR
Can EPR help do some heavy lifting with bulky waste?

The Government has listed bulky waste in the Resources and Waste Strategy as a potential target area. Ben Richardson discusses the challenges associated with this waste stream, potential focus areas and how Extended Producer Responsibility can tackle the issues.

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