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

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?

What is EPR?
by Joshua Martin at 07:39 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging

What is EPR?

​Introducing a 5-part mini-blog series, dedicated to helping you understand what EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) is, where it came from and how best to comply. As a business owner, you may be wondering how the new regulations on plastic packaging will affect your operations and costs. In this blog post, we will explain what Extended Producer Respon...

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

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...

Lorax EPI enters its sixth year supporting young local talent

Why does EPR matter?
by Annis Mapleston at 13:53 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging

Why does EPR matter?

​In our last blog, we covered the general concept of EPR. Its benefits for governments are clear, as it shifts the costs of waste management away from taxpayers onto the companies that profit from the products and packaging that end up in the waste stream. It should also encourage producers to consider the sustainability of their goods and packaging, de...

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

​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

ISSB's New Standards for Corporate Climate Disclosures
by Justin Given at 16:30 in Environmental

ISSB's New Standards for Corporate Climate Disclosures

The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) has launched its first two International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) that will aim to harmonise corporate climate disclosures, the IFRS S1 and IFRS S2 standards. Under the EU rules, listed companies have to prepare their consolidated financial statements according to a single set of internat...

Should you make your packaging “Golden“?
by Aaron Sarah at 13:10 in Packaging, Circular Economy, Environmental

​So it might not be very wise to make your packaging out of actual gold… However, if you are looking to lower Extended Producer Responsibility costs and help reduce the amount of plastic we consume, then it could be worth adopting the 'Golden Design Rules' for your packaging.The Golden Design Rules were developed by the Consumer Goods Forum's 'Plastic Was...

Should you make your packaging “Golden“?

Challenges of EPR reporting
by Lynn Perks at 09:41 in Battery, Environmental, Packaging, WEEE

Challenges of EPR reporting

Whilst navigating the complex world of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) it can be overwhelming for the producer to keep up to date with legislative and reporting requirements. Lorax EPI are here to help!Following on from my blog post 'Why Data is King', keeping on top of your legal obligations for EPR reporting can be a challenge. The information th...

Indonesian New Eco-Labelling Criteria
by Qinthar Aghnia Audiawarman at 13:54 in Circular Economy, Packaging, Environmental

​Are you an exporter or a producer to Indonesian market? Be careful with your labelling making environmental claims because Indonesia has recently introduced a new eco-labelling criteria to promote environmentally sustainable practices across the country. The criteria, known as the SNI (Standar Nasional Indonesia or Indonesian National Standard) eco-label...

Indonesian New Eco-Labelling Criteria

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

How has post-consumer recycled content law developed in the United States?
by Justin Given at 14:59 in Circular Economy, Emerging, Environmental, Packaging

Post-consumer recycled (PCR) content is a term that refers to materials that have been used and then recovered from products that have been disposed of by consumers, such as plastic bottles, aluminium cans, and paper. These materials are then recycled and used to make new products. This is a topic that has been gaining significant traction in the United S...

How has post-consumer recycled content law developed in the United States?

Re-designing cities to create a circular economy
by Jennifer Brook at 15:04 in Circular Economy, Environmental, Packaging

Re-designing cities to create a circular economy

​Big cities are where the highest concentration of population density is found, meaning they produce the majority of our pollution. However, this means they are the biggest source from whence we can reduce our environmental impact. They are hubs for education, innovation, culture, and sharing ideas. Explaining the concept of a circular economy and how to ...

The problem with the chasing arrows symbol
by Aaron Sarah at 11:42 in Packaging, Circular Economy, Emerging

​If you are reading this blog, you probably recognise the chasing arrows symbol from packaging that you interact with on a daily basis. However, you might not know what it means, or the history behind it. The symbol has actually become problematic for recycling, which is why we have started to see some governments legislating on the use of the symbol. The...

The problem with the chasing arrows symbol

EPR beyond packaging, electronics and batteries
by Annis Mapleston at 19:36 in Circular Economy, Environmental

EPR beyond packaging, electronics and batteries

​When talking about extended producer responsibility (EPR), most people will focus on packaging, waste electronics and electrical items (WEEE) and batteries. But many countries have (or are planning) EPR requirements that extend far beyond these three categories.Canada in particular has a significant number of EPR requirements linked to the automotive in...

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) Goes Live in August 2023, Have You Registered Yet?
by Qinthar Aghnia Audiawarman at 14:56 in Packaging, Circular Economy, Environmental

​The Scottish Government has announced a postponement of the launch date of their deposit return scheme from July 2022 to the 16th August 2023. All drinks in single-use containers made from PET plastic, glass, steel, or aluminium, sized between 50ml and 3 litres are covered in the scheme. A small deposit will be charged to customers for each beverage cont...

Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) Goes Live in August 2023, Have You Registered Yet?

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

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

​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...

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