RWM 2019 WAS RECORD-BREAKING - Look at the show highlights here!

16 & 17 SEPT 2020


The UK's Largest Recycling & Waste Management Exhibition

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16 & 17 SEPT 2020 - NEC, BIRMINGHAM

Free Tickets

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Valpak: Sponsors of the Energy from Waste Theatre

Packaging Theatre: Sponsored By Valpak

About Sponsors

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.

    • Wednesday


      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)

      Devolved administrations

      What is going on with reforms in Wales, Scotland and England and how do they collaborate and differ?