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  • Warwickshire business powering to the top with carbon-free battery collections

    Feb 01, 2021
    Warwickshire environmental specialist Valpak Ltd is celebrating after winning one of the top national awards in its industry, for its carbon-free battery collection service. The service, which is free of charge, is a first for the UK. It uses cycle couriers to collect waste batteries from workplaces in Cambridge and London. The bikes use reverse logistics, picking up batteries after dropping off parcels at offices and retail outlets. The scheme has already collected 6.974 tonnes - equivalent to 348,700 waste batteries - and Valpak is hoping to expand it to other areas of its national collection network.
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  • Waste batteries have the #PowerToDoMore

    Jan 04, 2021
    Used batteries may no longer be able to operate appliances, but they still have the #PowerToDoMore. A campaign from producer compliance scheme Valpak is cutting carbon, educating members of the public and funding mental health support. The initiative has raised £5,030 for local charity Springfield MIND and resulted in 1,006 new battery collection points at business sites.
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  • Valpak and Aylesbury Granulation Services sign PRN Agreement

    Dec 09, 2020
    As part of its commitment to support and develop the country’s network of smaller specialist recyclers the UK’s largest compliance scheme, Valpak, has announced an agreement with Aylesbury Granulation to support the plastics recycling company in attaining its accreditation to the PRN (Packaging Recovery Note) scheme.
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  • Valpak asks: Are electrical retailers prepared for mandatory in-store take-back?

    Dec 01, 2020
    From 1 January 2021, legislation is changing. Valpak feedback shows that many of the 600 retailers affected do not have plans in place for the take-back of waste products in-store.
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  • Results of updated PackFlow materials reports announced

    Oct 22, 2020
    Packaging compliance specialist Valpak (a Reconomy Group Company), together with its key partners WRAP and the Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment (INCPEN), has published updated PackFlow reports which estimate the impact of Covid-19 on UK packaging compliance for 2020 and through to 2022.
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