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Latest industry news and insights from the Valpak Team

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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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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