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Latest industry news and insights from the Valpak Team

Eco friendly
Waste Management
The importance of eco-modulation for EPR

Efforts on the part of Defra to provide industry with further clarity on eco-modulation for packaging EPR fees, or ‘modulated fees’ have been gathering pace. But what are modulated fees, when are they being introduced, and importantly, what role do they play within the EPR packaging reforms? Henry Smith explains all in his latest blog...

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Canada EPR
Blog, International
Canada’s changing EPR landscape

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.

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Blog, ESOS
Reap the benefits of energy efficiency and reduce energy costs – ESOS Phase 3

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.

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Plastic Ocean Pollution
Blog, Compliance, International
Netherlands Single-Use Plastic Products Directive

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.

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Data Management
Blog, Compliance, EPR, Packaging
Common EPR mistakes

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.

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Landfill and Tree
Blog, Zero Waste to Landfill
Introducing our new ‘Zero Avoidable Waste to Landfill’ tier

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.

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Blog, Compliance, Packaging
EPR: What delay means for you

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.

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Plastic Ocean Pollution
Blog, Recycling, Sustainability
Driving change: How consumers are catalysing action against plastic pollution

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.

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