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Latest industry news and insights from the Valpak Team

Blog, WEEE
POPs in WEEE: Updated Guidance

The Environment Agency has updated their guidance to waste operators and exporters on how to classify and management some fractions of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). George Atkinson, Valpak’s Policy Advisor, outlines what is new.

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Blog, Compliance, Packaging
Monitoring activity of producers by EA increase

The Environment Agency has increased monitoring by 95% of registered packaging producers in 2019 compared to 2018. They also investigate those that are potentially obligated by the regulations. Taran Rai, Senior Environmental Compliance Advisor talks about how companies check that they are obligated and what options they can take to start complying.

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Data Management
Blog, Data insights, Sustainability, UK Plastics Pact
Data at the Core UK Plastic Pact

With the third data submission for the UK plastic Pact due on the 26 June 2020, it seemed a suitable time to provide you with an update on how Valpak is working with WRAP as one of the data partners for the pact.

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Blog, Waste Management
EA RPS C8 on Waste Transfer and Consignment Notes

Managing waste and getting it off site safely is a challenge at the best of times, but even more so during the current crisis. It’s been pleasing to see how well the waste management industry has reacted in general to the situation and there has now been further help from the regulators to help maintain social distancing as much as possible for frontline workers when transferring waste.

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Blog, Compliance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Waste Management
Registration Deadline Extension – RPS C9

The Environment Agency released Regulatory Position Statement C9, which signals an extension of the registration deadline for packaging producers who were unable, for reasons relating to the strain put on businesses by the COVID-19 pandemic and Government’s home working advice, to successfully register as a producer, either directly or through a compliance scheme, on or before 7 April 2020.

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