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ecoVeritas has joined the Global Product Stewardship Council

ecoVeritas has become a member of the Global Product Stewardship Council (GPSC), an independent, not-for-profit forum for product stewardship development and an online resource for information on the development of extended producer responsibility programs around the world. The GPSC aims to facilitate the development and implementation of effective product stewardship schemes globally through working with…

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Product stewardship programs in Canada

Packaging product stewardship programmes (the North American name for extended producer responsibility) have been in action in Canada since the 1970s, with the first being the beverage container recovery system in British Columbia. There has been a general increase in the number of Canadian EPR programs since, with significant growth in the past 5 years, and…

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Packaging Recycling Targets: DEFRA Consults Industry

DEFRA has published a consultation regarding the potential amendment of the plastic and glass packaging recycling business targets for 2016-2020. Those businesses and bodies affected by the Packaging Waste Regulations have been invited to give their responses. A recent market report found that there has been much less plastic packaging placed on the market than…

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A Year of Ups and Downs: A Volatile 2015 for PRNS

In a year that saw plastic and aluminium PRN (Packaging Recovery Notes) prices eclipse £70 per tonne and steel prices approaching if not exceeding £50 per tonne, 2015 could be described as one of the most volatile years in the past decade.  A number of factors affected the UK’s recycling costs in 2015 including: changes…

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