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Our Blog brings to you thought provoking articles, from key members of staff, on a wide range of environmental topics.

Be a model producer: Finding a way for fashion waste

Emily Hare
Apr 18, 2019
The Environmental Audit Committee has put forward recommendations for the Government to introduce a Producer Responsibility system for new clothing. With this in mind, clothing retailers and brand owners should look to implement clothing return schemes sooner rather than later. Emily Hare, Waste and Resource Traceability Manager, provides some guidance and advice in her latest Blog.

Desert island risks: Henderson Island

James Beard
Apr 03, 2019
In June 2019, James Beard, Valpak’s Recycling Services Manager, will travel to Henderson Island as part of a 12 person team tasked with monitoring plastic accumulation. He will also help with the beach clean. Read his latest Blog for further details.

Norwegian-style Deposit Return Scheme - Does the UK have the bottle?

Kathy Illingworth
Mar 14, 2019
Kathy Illingworth, Valpak Principal Consultant, recently visited Norway to find out more about how their Deposit Return Scheme works and to see reverse vending in action. Read her Blog to find out what she discovered and how the UK could learn from Norway's model.

Museum of Brands visit: Harnessing packaging knowledge and design expertise

Andy Cooper
Mar 13, 2019
We sent a group of staff to the Museum of Brands to investigate the potential to implement some of the museum’s packaging design knowledge into our Data Insight Platform. Andy Cooper, Data Portal Coordinator, provides a low down of the visit in his latest Blog.

Undressing the problem: Wastage in the fashion industry

Emily Hare
Feb 26, 2019
Emily Hare talks about the different types of waste associated with the fashion industry and outlines some of the things retailers are doing to make their products and practises more sustainable.

 

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