Digital Spotlight: Extended Producer Responsibility

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Digital Spotlight: Extended Producer Responsibility

Sessions & Speakers

EPR, the opportunity to get it right or the threat of getting it wrong

Margaret will give her perspective on the EPR consultation (with a bit on DRS too) explaining how she feels it gives us a unique opportunity to drive the transition to sustainable packaging.  Using OPRLs 12 years’ experience as the UK’s premier voluntary recycling labelling scheme, she will share nsights on how best to achieve the Governments’ aims.

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Speaker:
Margaret Bates | Executive Director at OPRL Ltd

EPR is Coming – what does it mean for producers?

The session will outline EPR for packaging and what it means for producers handling packaging, including the cost implications. We will look at the anticipated timeline and explore the impact EPR is likely to have on the different types of producers placing packaging onto the UK market including businesses such as brand owners and importers.

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Speaker:
Paul Van Danzig | Policy Director at The Wastepack Group

What does EPR mean for specific material flows?

Reporting on the findings of the PackFlow Report. Valpak Consulting will explain how different materials markets will be impacted by EPR legislation and the likely changes we will see in industry & options with the best outcomes.

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Speaker:
James Skidmore | Head of Consulting at Valpak Limited

A Systems Perspective on the Consultations Proposals

Join Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director for SUEZ recycling and recovery UK as he reviews the implications of these policies singularly and in combination on the existing waste management system. With a focus on the key interfaces and changes required by the new proposals, Stuart will share an early assessment on the magnitude of works required pre- and post-implementation.

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Speaker:
Stuart Hayward-Higham | Technical Development Director at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

An Overview of the Plastic Packaging Tax

The session will outline the plastic packaging tax and what it means for producers handling plastic packaging. We will look at the scope and liability of the tax, while exploring the evidence requirements.

  • Understanding of the plastic packaging tax.
  • Insight into the scope and liability of the tax, including evidence requirements.
  • Awareness of the cost implications for producers.

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Speaker:
Alyce Morris | Project Manager at The Wastepack Group

Future-proofing packaging data - how managing packaging data is important to track improvements

This session will outline why having accurate data is important and how you can best use it to become ready for EPR.

Examples of other businesses who have good practice when it comes to packaging data and preparation for EPR.

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Speakers:
Olivia Candy | EPIC Database Manager at Valpak Limited

Thomas Hare | Data Team Manager at Valpak Limited

EPR, What does it mean for plastic packaging?

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Speaker:
Stuart Foster | Chief Executive Officer at RECOUP