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How do you manage EPR?
by Joshua Martin at 15:56 in Environmental, Content under Environmental

How do you manage EPR?

​As Extended Producer Responsibility ('EPR') regulations evolve and expand, it can be hard to keep up with the requirements and obligations. A solid data management process is essential to ensure compliance and avoid penalties. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the best practices and tips for managing your EPR data effectively, through these 6 st...

What is happening with UK EPR?
by Joshua Martin at 13:43 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging, Content under Environmental

If you're a business owner in the UK selling packaged products, you're likely aware of the ongoing packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) reform. The EPR reform introduces extra layers of complexity to the existing packaging policies. In this article, we're here to provide you with clear information to help you navigate it effectively. The funda...

What is happening with UK EPR?

Lorax EPI enters its sixth year supporting young local talent
by Joshua Martin at 07:23 in Content under Environmental

Lorax EPI enters its sixth year supporting young local talent

Since 2017 Lorax has been running a work experience programme for young people in the Rugby area. Each year Lorax staff visit local senior schools and meet members of the sixth form studying Computing and related subjects. Successful candidates join Lorax for a 1–2-week period where they meet team members, participate in day-to-day meetings and work on...

SME National Business Awards 2023 - Why we are finalists
by Joshua Martin at 10:51 in Environmental, Content under Environmental

​Lorax EPI are extremely excited to announce that we have been named as finalists in two categories in the SME National Business Awards! We have been shortlisted for the Corporate Social Responsibility Award and the Sustainability award! In a year when there was a record number of award entries, even being amongst the finalists is a fantastic testament to...

SME National Business Awards 2023 - Why we are finalists

Meet the new team members
by Joshua Martin at 10:20 in Content, Environmental under Environmental

Meet the new team members

​Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Packaging Responsibility is something that is rapidly changing, and companies are having to adapt, this has meant changes for us here at Lorax EPI as well. We have recently had a number of new members join the team at once, so we thought it was a suitable time for some introductions.Why you chose to join Lorax: ...

The 6 R’s of Sustainability: Simple ways to be more sustainable
by Jasmine Norton at 16:26 in Environmental, Circular Economy, Content under Environmental

​It is becoming increasingly clear that the planet is under intense pressure from the over-consumption and exploitation of finite resources - creating severe consequences for nature and people worldwide. We can and must all play a part in creating a more sustainable present and future, which can start in both our personal and working lives.Knowing and und...

The 6 R’s of Sustainability: Simple ways to be more sustainable

At a glance: is compostable packaging all it seems?
by Jennifer Brook at 13:14 in Environmental, Content under Environmental

At a glance: is compostable packaging all it seems?

​Common misconceptions around the terms 'compostable / biodegradable / recyclable'. Sometimes when packaging says its 'environmentally friendly' or 'green', it's not all it's cracked up to be! We've put together a quick list of things to be aware of when you buy packaging that claims to be 'compostable', 'biodegradable' or 'recyclable', and some different...

Are post-consumer recycled content requirements progressing globally?
by Aaron Sarah at 09:23 in Circular Economy, Content, Emerging, Packaging under Environmental

​Across the globe we are starting to see more movement on mandatory requirements being established for post-consumer recycled content (PCR) to be included in packaging. With the likes of Sweden and a handful of the US states already having mandatory requirements in place, will it be long until we see more countries implement these requirements? With the...

Are post-consumer recycled content requirements progressing globally?

Why Data is King when looking at EPR
by Lynn Perks at 09:57 in Environmental, Content, Battery, Packaging, WEEE under Environmental

Why Data is King when looking at EPR

​Whilst navigating the complex world of Extended Producer Responsibility it can be overwhelming for the Producer to know where to start. Lorax EPI are here to help! It starts with finding out if you are obligated to report by market; if you are obligated to report the next question is always, what data do you have? It allows you to record your packaging i...

EPR policies under development in Asia Pacific
by Jianhong Hu at 15:51 in Packaging, Content, Emerging under Environmental

This blog is part of a wider series from Lorax EPI, taking a deep dive into the current and future landscapes for packaging extended producer responsibility​ (EPR) regulations on a global scale.Due to the uneven social and economic development in the Asia Pacific region (APAC), the EPR legislation progress in APAC presents a large variety. This post will ...

EPR policies under development in Asia Pacific

How to comply with packaging EPR in the USA
by Rachel Langhill at 17:43 in Content, Emerging, Packaging under Environmental

How to comply with packaging EPR in the USA

This article was updated on 11th August.On 12th July, Maine's governor signed a bill to establish a statewide packaging EPR program into law. Weeks later, on 6th August, a bill for packaging, printed paper and food service ware EPR passed into law in Oregon. This means that the first packaging extended producer responsibility schemes will soon come into f...

Existing EPR policies in Asia Pacific
by Jianhong Hu at 14:39 in Packaging, Content, Emerging under Environmental

​This blog is part of a wider series from Lorax EPI, taking a deep dive into the current and future landscapes for packaging extended producer responsibility​ (EPR) regulations on a global scale.Due to the uneven social and economic developments​​, the EPR legislation progress in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) presents a large variety. This post will give...

Existing EPR policies in Asia Pacific

EPR in North America - where is it going?
by Rachel Langhill at 18:43 in Content, Emerging, Packaging under Environmental

EPR in North America - where is it going?

This article was updated on 26th August 2021.This blog is part of a wider series from Lorax EPI, taking a deep-dive into the current and future landscapes for packaging extended producer responsibility (EPR) regulations on a global scale.When it comes to packaging EPR in North America, legislation tends to be regionally focused rather than nationally capt...

Washington bill for recycled content and plastic bans passes into law
by Rachel Langhill at 20:00 in Content, Environmental, Packaging under Environmental

​On 17 May 2021, the Governor of Washington State signed a bill into law which bans several expanded polystyrene items, mandates post-consumer recycled content in certain packaging and requires some producer reporting.By 1 April 2022 and annually thereafter, producers of plastic trash bags, plastic beverage containers and household cleaning and personal c...

Washington bill for recycled content and plastic bans passes into law

Lorax EPI's recent workshop on global packaging EPR developments
by Rachel Langhill at 18:12 in Circular Economy, Content, Packaging under Environmental

Lorax EPI's recent workshop on global packaging EPR developments

Last week, the Lorax EPI team gave a workshop on global packaging EPR developments as part of the Sustainability in Packaging US 2021 Conference. Our presenters took some time to investigate the true costs of packaging extended producer responsibility on a per-capita and per-product basis as well as discuss major changes in worldwide EPR programs that wil...

K-REACH - have you registered?
by Ellen Thornton at 09:24 in Content, Emerging under Environmental

​The South Korean Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals, known as K-REACH, came into force on January 1st, 2015. Since then, the Act has been revised by the Ministry of Environment with a new amendment which came into force on 1st January this year. This amendment means that all existing chemical substances (those listed on the Korea Existin...

K-REACH - have you registered?

Wind up of MHSW program in Ontario
by Ellen Thornton at 14:22 in Content, Emerging, Environmental under Environmental

Wind up of MHSW program in Ontario

On 12 April 2018, the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change issued direction to Stewardship Ontario to wind up the Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste (MHSW) Program by December 31st, 2020. Materials collected under the MHSW program will be managed according to an individual producer responsibility framework under the Resource Recovery and Circu...

Articles under REACH explained
by Ellen Thornton at 14:50 in Content, Emerging, Environmental under Environmental

In June this year, ECHA released a revised guidance​ concerning articles under REACH. The European Court of Justice ruling from September 2015 means that the 0.1% concentration of candidate list substance threshold now applies to individual components within the products. ​Whereas previously, t​​​​he threshold applied to the concentration over a whole com...

Articles under REACH explained

Emerging EPR in South America
by Ellen Thornton at 10:20 in Battery, Emerging, Content, Packaging, Circular Economy, WEEE, Environmental under Environmental

Emerging EPR in South America

There is currently an array of changes occurring in South America in relation to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) regulations and recycling laws. Countries such as Brazil, Chile a​nd Argentina are catching up with Europe as many new EPR Bills are proposed. ​ArgentinaIn Argentina, a Bill has been proposed to modify the Integrated Management of Househ...

Chemical Product Registers you didn’t know existed
by Ellen Thornton at 09:10 in Content, Environmental under Environmental

The Substances in Preparations in Nordic Countries (SPIN) database contains information on the chemicals that are used in the Nordic countries, based on the Products Registries of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. In these countries, manufacturers and/or importers of substances must submit a notification to the Product Register. The chemicals to be rep...

Chemical Product Registers you didn’t know existed

Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference 2017
by Michelle Carvell at 23:56 in Content, Circular Economy, Environmental, Origin, Emerging under Environmental

Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment Conference 2017

Lorax Compliance Ltd visited the RINA Consulting conference on Electrical and Electronic Equipment and the Environment 2017 at the Heathrow Hilton on 1st/2nd November and enjoyed 2 days of fantastic learning and networking. In an agenda packed full of updates on legislation, analysis of studies and presentations from companies handling electronics, it is ...

Brexit and REACH - What does it mean for UK companies?
by Emma Mundy at 15:56 in Content, Environmental under Environmental

What will happen to REACH legislation in the UK once we leave the EU? There has been much speculation over the past few months as to which regulatory direction UK REACH will head in once we leave the EU. This blog aims to give you the latest developments for chemical legislation in the UK in light of Brexit. Background The EU regulati...

Brexit and REACH - What does it mean for UK companies?

REACH regulations outside the EU
by Ellen Thornton at 09:34 in Emerging, Environmental, Content under Environmental

EU REACH regulations enco​​​​mpass the Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemical substances manufactured or imported into the EU or EEA above 1 tonne per year. This regulation provides an extensive database of the risks and uses of chemical substances, mixtures and articles and the opportunity for information sharing between companies who use...

Today the EU Council and the European Parliament reach a provisional agreement on a revised RoHS Directive
by Emma Mundy at 14:43 in Circular Economy, Content, Emerging, Environmental, WEEE under Environmental

This afternoon at 15.15 the EU Council announced that they have reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a proposal for the revision of the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) Directive. Just last week on the 14 June we reported that the Council had agreed its negotiat...

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