Packaging Theatre: Sponsored By Valpak
Valpak, a Reconomy group company, has been offering services to customers in the UK and beyond to support them on producer responsibility legislation for over 20 years. The requirement for businesses to report on EPR and compliance issues has grown, covering issues such as packaging, waste electrical and electronics and batteries, also including modern slavery, chemicals, energy and waste. Most of this work requires expert support and advice on legislation, data collection and reporting, scoping problems and delivering auditable results. Valpak works with organisations to enable them to do what they do best, by doing what Valpak does best.
Linda Crichton - Defra
EPR Consultation - the next steps
Changes to the UK packaging producer responsibility system to fully embrace extended producer responsibility will affect the industry in a variety of ways, Linda Crichton of Defra will feedback on the recent EPR Packaging Consultation, how these changes will shape the future for producers and government’s next steps.
David Newman (BBIA), Sam Chetan-Welsh (Greenpeace), Barry Turner (CBPF)
The Big Packaging Debate - Plastic Tax vs EPR
How will the landscape of packaging be shaped by the Plastic Tax and Extended Producer Responsibility and what are the potential impacts of both? Panellists debate what the effects will be on industry and the Earth.
Axel Darut (Citeo), Fiona Thompson (Valpak)
Compliance Abroad - Online Sales, Packaging Trends & the French System
If you are exporting outside of the UK, you may be affected by producer responsibility regulations in Europe and beyond. UK based companies selling even one product to household end users can be obligated by waste packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and/or batteries legislation. This presentation incorporates two leading European Packaging Compliance Schemes talking about the challenges faced across Europe and the changes bring implemented.
Dan Roberts (LARAC)
Consistency & the Local Authority Perspective
Dan Roberts highlights the consistency agenda and works through LARAC’s response to the consultation
Lucy Kirkup (Terracycle), Gareth Morton (Eunomia), Stuart Foster (Recoup)
Engaging Consumers - Behaviour Change & Compelling Campaigns
How do organisations and companies encourage participation in recycling programmes and generate excitement around campaigns? Panellists discuss challenges in getting consumers and industry players on board.
Jonathan Williams (Valpak Limited), Mike Jefferson (Verde Consulting)
Materials Markets & Navigating Towards a Circular Economy for Plastics
A current market overview as well as exploring the macro Environmental factors shaping the plastics recycling supply chain – navigating our way to a circular economy for plastics.
Adrian Bond (Zero Waste Scotland), Brian Mayne (Ricardo), Linda Crichton (Defra)
What is going on with reforms in Wales, Scotland and England and how do they collaborate and differ?
James Beard (Valpak Limited) Geoff Brighty (Plastic Oceans UK)
Ocean Plastic - Henderson Island Clean-Up & Insight
Taking a step back from legislation, we speak about just why and how people are changing the planet for the better.
Paul Vansten (Incpen) Peter Mitchell (Valpak Limited)
EPR Reform – Valpak’s PackFlow 2025 Projection & the Challenges Facing Producers
An update on the issues carried from the report into consultations and industry feedback. How can companies work together to find common ground for progress?
Steve Morgan - RECOUP
How is the industry conducting research on consumers and packaging, including the benefits and challenges involved.
Carlos Ludlow (Enval), Marcel Arsand (Ball Co)
Technology Innovation - 100% Aluminium Recycling & the Barriers to innovation
How have metallurgy organisations developed innovative processes to improve recycling rates and reduce waste?
David Barres (Zero Waste Scotland), Carole Taylor (LARAC), Dave Balton (British Glass)
Big Debate - Can DRS Deliver?
Chaired by Valpak’s Peter Mitchell, panellists come together to debate the benefits and drawbacks of implementing a deposit return scheme.
Josh Remi (Valpak Limited)
Innovation in Packaging Design
How is Valpak's packaging data helping companies report on product and supply chains and identify key areas for packaging change.