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#1 Jo Deakin

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:11 AM

I have been tasked with overseeing our compliance to the Packaging Waste Regulations.

 

As this is a new area for me; I am in need of guidance on what I need to do. We have registered  with a scheme but I am struggling to understand the requirements.

 

I would be grateful for any help from my fellow flexible packaging friends.

 

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#2 AndyDiff

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 09:00 AM

Hi Jo

 

At its simplest, it is a case of recording the weight of the packaging used to deliver your product. For our site this is typically paper/cardboard/wood/plastic, but can be other materials, for example glass. We also record the weights for the packaging associated with our raw materials.

 

The actual rules can be quite complex, which is why we rely on our compliance scheme provider to calculate our obligation and who assisted in setting up our recording processes.

 

The reporting is done via a spreadsheet, which contains assumptions for each pallet of materials we sell. It will calculate the weight of wood (pallet), cardboard (cores & pads), paper (labels) and plastic (spin wrap & strapping) based on the pallets size, number of reels on pallet and the width of the reels.

 

There is a summary of the obligations on the following gov.uk web page that might be worth reading: https://www.gov.uk/g...esponsibilities.

 

Also, some of our customers expect us to calculate their packaging weights as well.

 

Hope that is of help.

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#3 Jo Deakin

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for the information; I am not very savvy with creating spread sheets. I will arrange for my techno savvy workmates to create the spread sheet.

 

I will do the foot work, gathering and entering the information.

 

In my last job , this function belonged to the Health/Safety/ environmental dep't. I now work for a smaller company and have to wear lots of hats.

 

Upwards and onwards. I like a challenge.

 

Jo


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:50 PM

Jo - can you share what scheme you are registered to?


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:55 PM

Jo - can you share what scheme you are registered to?


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:57 PM

Good morning,

Recycle - Pak.

 

I am really struggling to understand what I need to do to comply with the regulation. 


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#7 Sharon (Dewsbury)

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 07:54 AM

Hi,

We are in West Yorkshire and use Outpace to help us with this. A lady called Fay came to see me and explained what I needed to do. The first consultation was free. The she quoted for the actual work.

Drop her a line.

faye.anderson@outpace.co.uk

 

 


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