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Latest industry news and insights from the Valpak Team

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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Blog, EPR, Textiles
Fashioning a better future: The EU’s Sustainable Textiles Strategy

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.

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Blog, Compliance, EPR, Packaging
Producers’ obligations under Extended Producer Responsibility for packaging

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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Tree Planting
Blog, Volunteering
The Heart of Valpak Forest

On the first volunteering day of the year, Valpak colleagues embarked upon an adventure to plant a variety of trees with the Heart of England Forest at Spernal Hall Farm. Hannah Akhtar, International Account Manager, recounts her experience.

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