International

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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Plastic Calculator
Blog, International, Plastic Packaging Tax
Italy’s Plastic Tax

After delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Italian plastic tax is now expected to be implemented in January 2022. Emma Trevor, Valpak’s International Account Manager, explores the requirements of this tax.

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TRIMAN symbol
Blog, International, Packaging Labels
Harmonised labelling and the return of the TRIMAN in France

In line with Article 17 of the Anti-Waste Law and the most recent publication of Decree no. 2021-835 on the 29 June relating to consumer sorting information on products subject to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), Valpak’s International Compliance Manager, Laura Rimmer takes you through the latest updates on labelling from France.

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Mixed Packaging Materials
Blog, International
Amendments to the German Packaging Act

2021 is set to be a significant year for packaging compliance across Europe with the implementation of both the Single-Use Plastics Directive and the EU Plastics Levy as well as several amendments to Packaging Waste Regulations across multiple member states. With less than a month to go until the first amendments to Germany’s Verpack G enter in force, Emma Trevor, Valpak’s International Account Manager, takes a look at what changes producers can expect.

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Kyrgyzstan
Blog, Compliance, International
Kyrgyzstan: A journey towards sustainable waste management

Waste legislation has been established and in place within Europe for over 20 years, but we are now starting to see countries further afield implementing their own extended producer responsibility legislation and programs. Valpak’s International Account Manager, Emma Trevor, looks at the beginnings of requirements in Kyrgyzstan.

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Single use plastics
Blog, International, Plastic Packaging Tax, Sustainability
Single-Use Plastic Ban in the European Union

As a year has passed since the approval of the European Union’s Single-use Plastic Directive, Valpak’s International Account Manager, Abbie Burford, takes a closer look into the requirements of the legislation and how some Member States have already transposed the requirements or how they plan to transpose the regulations in the coming months.

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Global Supply
Blog, EPR, International
Producer responsibility news from around the world

As the world begins to return to a “new normal”, the evolution of producer responsibility continues. Abbie Burford, Valpak’s International Account Manager, takes us through some of the headline news within international compliance from the last three months.

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