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A guide to the ecoVeritas UK Plastic Tax calculator

ecoVeritas has launched a free online tool for brands, retailers and their packaging supply partners to calculate future costs in preparation for the incoming UK Plastic Packaging Tax – set to be implemented on April 1, 2022. The easy-to-use calculator enables users to input information relating to the amount of plastic packaging manufactured, imported and…

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ecoVeritas launches online Plastic Packaging Tax calculator to support packaging industry

Packaging data specialist, ecoVeritas, has launched a free online tool for brands, retailers and their packaging supply partners to calculate their future costs in preparation for the incoming UK Plastic Packaging Tax. The ecoVeritas Plastic Packaging Tax calculator enables users to input information relating to the amount of plastic packaging they manufacture, import and export,…

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Is the UK plastic packaging tax good for business?

April 2022 is when the UK Plastic Packaging Tax comes into force, but will it be a good opportunity for businesses to improve economic circularity while reducing costs? As a leading packaging data specialist, ecoVeritas has analysed the business benefits with the potential drawbacks of the tax and advises companies to start reducing their liability…

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Know your EPR numbers: Why brands need to ensure the figures add up

Brand owners risk slowing the upward momentum of sustainability without the capacity to turn big data into meaningful action, according to ecoVeritas. David Harding-Brown, CEO of the packaging data specialist, believes there is a danger that brands’ efforts to reduce their environmental impact will be lost in ‘white noise’ as consumers become disconnected and apathetic…

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To recycle or not? Piecing together the packaging labelling puzzle

By Liath Campbell, ecoVeritas Consultant 1 Even with the best intentions for recycling household packaging, it can be difficult to know what can and cannot be recycled. Information about what to do with packaging post-use can be confusing, and inconsistent. This article considers some of the most common labels used on packaging to indicate how…

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Why outsource your packaging compliance?

It’s no secret that the packaging sector is under significant pressure. From the increasing frequency of product launches and shifts in consumer trends, to the impact of managing Covid-19 and new environmental challenges, designing, manufacturing and delivering packaging is not a simple process in today’s market. When commercial success depends on meeting these aspects at…

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Packaging Data Specialists Point to Sustainability Being Back on Top of 2021 Agenda

Following a tumultuous year in which the global pandemic has caused unprecedented worldwide disruption, sustainability has returned to the top of the agenda for brands in 2021, according to packaging data specialists ecoVeritas. The company, which provides a range of tools and expertise to efficiently minimise the environmental impact of packaging, said as we enter…

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The EU set to introduce £800 a tonne plastic levy

The European Union is to introduce a levy on all non-recyclable plastic packaging waste handled by its member states from 1 January 2021. The levy will be €0.80 per kilogram (€800 a tonne) and funds will be payable directly into the EU budget, rather than going to the governments which collect them.  The levy was confirmed as part of the EU’s €750bn Coronavirus Recovery Strategy and will be applied…

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Wrap’s Plastic Packaging Factsheet

Wrap’s Plastic Packaging Factsheet is now available online. Read it here. Below is a brief summary from the introduction about the aims of this document. The way a plastic is designed to behave alongside what material it’s made from, affects what it can be used for as well as how it can be recycled and…

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How are supermarkets tackling the food waste problem?

According to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), retail food waste accounts for only 2% of the total food wastage in the UK, with over 70% of post-farm food waste generated by households and the remaining 28% from manufacturing, hospitality and food service. It is clear, that alongside reducing and redirecting the waste produced…

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