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

Does your business own recycling sites? Update recycle-more’s Bank Locator to boost UK recycling

Duncan Simpson
Sep 01, 2020
Valpak own and host the UK's most comprehensive recycling facility locator, which can be updated by any organisation that owns recycling locations. Duncan Simpson discusses the importance of keeping this valuable consumer resource up-to-date and how making the existence of recycling sites more prominent will help to improve UK recycling rates.

Single Use Plastic Bans: Welsh Proposals come to the fore

George Atkinson
Aug 18, 2020
The Welsh Government has tabled their initial proposals to ban 9 single-use plastic items to protect their coastal environments and reduce littering. George Atkinson, Valpak’s Policy Advisor outlines what you need to know and the progress of similar bans across the UK

Supporting academic research: EPIC packaging and product data

Oliver Wolfe
Aug 06, 2020
Our EPIC data has supported numerous projects and we recently collaborated with The University of Exeter, where Valpak packaging data was used in a research project around the plastic circular economy in the South West. Oliver Wolfe's latest Blog talks about the data we hold and how it can be used by third parties.

How Argentina is following Chile’s lead on EPR Regulations in Latin America

Abbie Burford
Jul 28, 2020
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) continues to be a hot topic amongst environmental authorities throughout Central and South America. Abbie Burford, Valpak’s International Account Manager, looks at the trail-blazing legislation in Chile that has paved the way for similar regulations to be adopted in neighbouring countries.

Packaging waste obligations in Australia and New Zealand

Roxanna Filetoth
Jul 28, 2020
Australia and New Zealand, although over 9,000 miles away, are prime markets for producers and distance sellers. Roxana Filetoth, Valpak’s International Compliance Lead, discusses the obligations different companies might face.

 

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